Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United has at least two world-class players in the return of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.
Pogba, 27, returned for his first appearance in 176 days at Tottenham last week and made his first outing since Sept. 30 in a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United at Old Trafford.
Rashford, 22, was sidelined with a back injury that worsened on Jan. 15, but he lined up in the Spurs and against the Blades on Wednesday night, creating two of Anthony Martial’s goals.
Solskjaer has improved United’s team with the addition of £ 68m from Bruno Fernandes and says Pogba is the best judge of how United has developed since the start of the campaign.
“With so many players in shape now, everyone can see the quality we have in our ranks,” Solskjaer said on the day’s schedule. “The players who came to the Spurs made the difference, which shows the level of competition we now have in the team.”
“Even before the lockout we were on a good form streak. Now we can draw on world-class players like Paul and Marcus returning from injury.”
“Paul could tell you more than most about our evolution, because the team he is joining now is a different team than the one that started the season. Our development is there for all to see.”
Rashford has 19 goals this season, while Pogba had been restricted to nine appearances prior to Sheffield United’s visit, but has flourished on his return. He won the penalty kick that allowed Fernandes to equal the Spurs.