Paul Pogba had a brilliant game against Cardiff.

Paul Pogba played two impressive passes during Cardiff 1-5 Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vowed to get the best out of Paul Pogba earlier this week.

“He’s a World Cup winner, Paul is a terrific lad," he said in his press conference on Friday, per talkSPORT.

“When I had him as a kid he was always the happy-go-lucky lad and he’s not changed personality wise.

“He’s a better player, and of course he’s one I want to get the best out of.

“We have so many quality players that I want to get the best out of and he’s no different to anyone else.”

Solskjaer decided to start Pogba in midfield in his first game as Manchester United boss against Cardiff on Saturday and that proved to be an inspired decision.

Pogba was brilliant throughout as United ran out easy 5-1 winners.

The Frenchman had been playing without confidence under previous boss, Jose Mourinho.

Although Mourinho had given Pogba the captaincy earlier on in the season, it has got to the stage where Mourinho was choosing to leave him out from the starting lineup altogether.

Paul Pogba was restored to the starting lineup against Cardiff

But, with Solskjaer in charge, Pogba showed he had got his swagger back under his new boss.

And that could be shown with two impressive passes in Wales.

The first occurred in the first half, straight after Cardiff had scored to reduce their deficit to 2-1.

Receiving the ball on the left hand side, Pogba played a brilliantly weighted flicked pass around the corner that found it's way to Luke Shaw.

What a pass that was.

And he then produced a no-look pass while on the run in the second half.

It can be said that Pogba perhaps wouldn't have tried those two passes under Mourinho.

And if he did, he probably wouldn't have been able to pull them off.

You can watch his full highlights of the game below:

After the game, Pogba then took the opportunity to thank Mourinho for improving him both as a player and as a person.

"We won trophies with Jose and I want to thank him for that," he said after the game, per Sky Sports.

"He makes me improve, as a person as well, and that's it.

"We work even if not everything went well. But that is the past and I want to thank him for that."

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