Some Manchester United fans might not have expected to see Paul Pogba in the famous red shirt again.
The French World Cup winner has been absent since September and the constant setbacks gave rise to the idea he would sit out until the January transfer window then press for a move again.
But Pogba emerged from the bench after 682 minutes of United’s 2-0 defeat against Watford and he may well be key to how the festive period plays out.
The only plus
After the Watford game, Solskjaer was quoted byiNewssaying : “The last half an hour when Paul came on was the only plus. He gave us that little bit of edge and urgency.
“He played some nice passes and had a chance himself. He has been working really hard. Let’s see how he reacts to this. ”
Pogba has issues with his consistency and work rate but his performance at Watford was not one of a player who wants to leave.