Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 30 Mar 2019 6:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link528Shares Comment Pogba struggled to get into the game at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Solskjaer admitted that United’s overall display was far from perfect but the Norwegian was encouraged by a positive period before half-time.‘After PSG was a mental challenge for everyone. Wolves was worse than this,’ Solskjaer, who was appointed United’s full-time manager on Thursday, said.‘Today at least from 20 to 45 we played some fast, flowing, counter-attacking football.‘It’s [top four] so tight, there’s four very good teams challenging for two places.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThe result meant United leapfrogged Arsenal into fourth place, with Unai Emery’s side playing Newcastle on Monday night.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer predicts how many points Man Utd need to finish in the top three Advertisement Paul Pogba cut a frustrated figure for much of the game against Watford (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended Paul Pogba following his disappointing display in Manchester United’s lacklustre 2-1 win over Watford.Pogba has been in scintillating form for United since Solskjaer took over the reins from Jose Mourinho back in December but the 26-year-old was unable to exert his usual influence against Javi Gracia’s men.Though Abdoulaye Doucoure’s last-gasp strike set up a nervy finish, following goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, the Red Devils managed to hold on for three points.Pogba played every minute of France’s Euro 2020 qualifying victories over Moldova and Iceland during the international break and impressed in a deeper position than he usually occupies in United’s midfield.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe World Cup-winner cut a frustrated figure in a more attacking role versus Watford, but Solskjaer, unconcerned, believes he just needed more of the ball at Old Trafford.Asked about Pogba’s poor performance, Solskjaer replied: ‘Paul [Pogba] is important for us and we couldn’t keep the ball today.‘He’s been away for two games with France and played a bit deeper, so maybe we have to get him more of the ball Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Paul Pogba’s poor performance against Watford Advertisement
The Lions released guard T.J. Lang Friday morning, leaving the the two-time Pro Bowl guard’s future uncertain.But the 31-year-old veteran had some fun on Twitter after the Lions made the announcement, tweeting out a meme, “HOW YOU GOING TO GET FIRED ON YOUR DAY OFF,” the meme read. Lang prefaced the meme with, “Gotta have a little fun right? Love you @lions.” Gotta have a little fun right? Love you @lions. https://t.co/1uGvoZhn4z— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) March 8, 2019Lang, who played his first eight seasons in Green Bay, had indicated he would be open to returning to Detroit for a third season at a lesser salary in 2019. But according to the Detroit Free Press, the team did not discuss that option with Lang.”We would like to personally thank T.J. Lang for his two seasons with the Lions,” general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia said in a team statement. “He represented everything you could want from a football player and team captain. … We wish T.J. and his family all the best in the future.”Lang, a native of the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, missed time the past two seasons due to concussions, and has had at least six concussions in his career, according to the Free Press. He had said after last season he was considering retirement. “I think that’s something that obviously takes some time to ponder and think about and talk about,” Lang said. “I think everybody wants to have a chance to go out on their own terms, and I’m no different. I’m not going to make a decision one way or the other anytime soon.”Lang tweeted his thanks to the Lions organization and fans Friday afternoon, saying in part, “They are building something special that this town has long deserved, a championship team. Best of luck to all the coaches and players … you guys made it fun and worthwhile.”pic.twitter.com/AzTsyCj9eN— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) March 8, 2019Lang’s release frees up $11.7 million in cap space for the Lions.