Ole Gunnar Solskjaer highlights the mistake Jose Mourinho made with Paul Pogba at Manchester United

Paul Pogba has become a key part of Manchester United’s midfield (Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated that Jose Mourinho failed to get the best out of Paul Pogba at Manchester United because he did not play the midfielder in an attacking role.

Pogba has been in sublime form since Solskjaer’s arrival at Old Trafford in December with eight goals and five assists in his last 10 appearances.

One of Mourinho’s key failings at United was his inability to bring the best out of Pogba, and the Portuguese often seemed at a loss to discover utilise the midfielder’s strengths.

But ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening, Solskjaer insists Pogba should be played in the more advanced role of a midfield trio.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed to get the best out of Pogba (Getty Images)

‘I’ve had a view of Manchester United over the last few years of course, what I would have done if I were there, you pretend you’re the manager of Man United sometimes, don’t you,’ Solskjaer told BT Sport.

‘Paul is one of the best attacking midfielders in the world.

‘His physical presence, his aura, his personality, of course.

‘He’s been a big plus for everyone.’