KEY POINTS

  • Man Utd were held at a 1-1 draw with Southampton Sunday
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in 27 away games in the Premier League
  • Pogba now has five assists in two league games this season

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba created Premier League history in a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praises on Pogba, hailing the player's “winning mentality.”

After Fred's own goal in the first half, Mason Greenwood's 55th-minute equalizer handed Manchester United a draw at St. Mary's Stadium. Although the Red Devils did not triumph in the match, the draw helped the side level Arsenal's record of 27 consecutive away games without a loss in the Premier League, which the Gunners had registered between April 2003 and September 2004. 

Pogba, who assisted Greenwood's goal in the 1-1 draw, now has five assists in as many as two Premier League games this season. The assist against Southampton meant, Pogba became the first-ever player in the English top-flight to register five assists after his side's first two matches of a single campaign.

An impressed Solskjaer mentioned that Pogba has worked hard over the summer. 

“He's been very good. Paul has come in, bright with his own personality, he's worked hard over the summer. He's lean and he's enjoying himself. We've seen that Paul wants to contribute. Of course, you [reporters] don't see him in the dressing room or in training, but he's really determined and he shows his winning mentality and I'm very impressed with him," Solskjaer was quoted by Manchester United's official website, as saying, in a post-match interview Sunday. 

When asked about Pogba's future at Old Trafford as the midfielder has just one year left on his contract, Solskjaer told the website, "That's gonna be the question every week now until he does [sign a new contract]. As I've said all the time, Paul is a top player, the talks are between the club and his representatives, I'm not involved in that but he knows how much I care about him and that we want him to play well for us."

Meanwhile, Pogba, who provided four assists in the Red Devils' 5-1 win in the Premier League opener last week, admitted Sunday that his side deserved to win against Southampton. 

"I think we deserved more, but you have to show more also on the pitch. After the goal we scored we dropped a little bit, we lost control of the game a bit and that’s why I think we didn’t get the second goal. I think we dropped a few points today, we get one point, but we stay focused. Obviously, we’re happy we didn’t lose and we get this point with positivity, but we know this game, I think at the end of the season those two points are going to be very important," Pogba told MUTV after Manchester United's game on Sunday. 

Six of the best: Paul Pogba (left)scored in Manchester United's 6-2 win over Roma Paul Pogba (left) has entered the final year of his contract at Man Utd Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS

Pogba, who is yet to score this season, has been linked with a move away from Manchester United amid links with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Liverpool FC. 

Speaking about his form so far, Pogba added, "I think I’m good, I’m good. The team, we all good. Training well, we came back very focused as always and like I said I always give my best on the pitch and give my heart to help my teammates. So we need to keep it up, we keep improving and I wanted to win today – that’s why I’m disappointed with the result."