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‘He’s happy now’ – Pogba backed to rediscover best form

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that Paul Pogba is ‘happy now’ after the France international put in a man of the match performance on Saturday afternoon.The 25-year-old struck twice as United eased to a 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town , with Solskjaer overseeing a second consecutive victory to continue the positive start to his tenure.The win was Solskjaer’s first in the dugout at Old Trafford, with his reign starting with the comprehensive 5-1 dismantlement of Cardiff City in Wales last weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking after the game to BBC Sport, the United legend hinted that the midfielder was more pleased with his playing situation than he had been under Jose Mourinho.”Paul knows he can score more goals and create chances. He had a few assists last week. He’s happy now,” the manager signalled.Solskjaer went on to admit that he is still adjusting to being in charge at Old Trafford.He said: “I’ve not got used to it yet. It’s humbling knowing I’m leading this team out.”Let’s see if I get used to it. I captained a couple of games but this was very different.”They are the best fans in the world. I had such a great relationship with them. It was probably more emotional for my family in my box as I was focussed on the game.”I was surprisingly calm all day. The lads have helped me settle in really quickly.”The former striker also re-emphasised his commitment to recapturing the United philosophy made famous by Sir Alex Ferguson, and suggested that his first two wins were a good way to start.“You need momentum. The next two games will be massive for us. Coming into those games with confidence is great,” he stated.”This is Manchester United. When you score a first, you want a second. When you score a second, you want a third. We wanted a clean sheet.”Every team is built on that foundation. We’ve conceded from two set-pieces so far. We’ll make sure we get a clean sheet soon.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Security Council expands mandate of UN peacekeeping force in Abyei

14 December 2011The Security Council today expanded the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force for the Abyei area, which is contested by South Sudan and Sudan, to include, among other tasks, assisting the two parties to abide by and implement their agreements on the demilitarization of the area. In a resolution, the Council decided that the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) will support the two sides in the operational activities of the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM), including carrying out verifications, investigations, monitoring, arbitrations, liaison coordinating, reporting, information exchange, patrols and security.UNISFA will also assist and advise the JBVMM in its overall planning and verification of the implementation of the so-called joint position paper on border security that was agreed upon in May.The mission will be charged with assisting the JBVMM to maintain the geographical and mapping references to be used for the monitoring of the implementation the Agreement on Border Security and the Joint Political and Security Mechanism reached on 29 June.The Council also authorized UNISFA to facilitate liaison between the parties, support them, when requested, in developing effective bilateral management mechanisms along the border and help them to build mutual trust. It requested South Sudan and Sudan to fully implement their commitments under their previous agreements on Abyei.The Council called upon Member States, particularly Sudan and South Sudan, “to ensure the free, unhindered and expeditious movement to and from Abyei and throughout the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone of all personnel, as well as equipment, provisions, supplies and other goods, including vehicles, aircraft and spare parts, which are for the exclusive and official use of UNISFA.”UNISFA’s additional tasks shall be carried out within its authorized capabilities and within an expanded operational area that includes the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone, JBVMM headquarters, sector headquarters and team sites, according to the resolution.The 15-member UN body also urged Sudan and South Sudan to cooperate fully with each other and provide full support to UNISFA, enabling it to fully implement its mandate, and requested the Secretary-General to keep it informed of progress in implementing UNISFA’S additional tasks and to bring to its attention any serious violations of agreements.The Council established UNISFA on 27 June for an initial six months following an outbreak of violence after Sudanese troops took control of the area, displacing tens of thousands of people in the weeks before South Sudan became independent after seceding from Sudan.Last week, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, told the Council that the security situation in Abyei remains fragile, with both South Sudan and Sudan failing to withdraw their armed forces as agreed under the demilitarization pact reached in June. read more

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