Confidence is not necessarily evident in what a person says, rather more in what they do. We can presume, therefore, that the real Paul Pogba may be about to make himself known at Manchester United.
It is only a week-and-half ago that Pogba could not get in to this team. As United succumbed at Liverpool a week gone Sunday, the Frenchman was not even summoned from the bench by Jose Mourinho.
Now Mourinho is a footnote in United’s recent modest history and Pogba is back in the spotlight for the right reasons.
Paul Pogba inspired Manchester United to victory as they swept aside Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day
Pogba scored twice – including this strike for United’s second goal of the afternoon and his first of the day
The France World Cup watches on as his strike flies into the bottom corner on 64 minutes for the hosts
The 25-year-old was promptly congratulated by his team-mates after doubling their lead against the Terriers