However, Solskjaer has surprised his critics by masterminding a brilliant 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions to close the gap on the top four despite being handed the job with Manchester United 11 points adrift of fourth spot.
Under the previous regime, Pogba was shackled to incredibly negative tactics but has since been liberated, allowing him to score eight goals and provide five assists in just 10 games.
Speaking after an Edinson Cavani penalty earned Thomas Tuchel's men a narrow 1-0 win over Bordeaux on Saturday, Buffon said: 'I appreciated the victory but I did not like the match. We have to learn always, and this is the way to play. "He came to the dressing room".
Pogba has been a key figure since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho December and the caretaker coach was delighted with what he saw from the midfielder. "I also understood that this versatility is an asset for me, and for the club".
"We were very far away, but now we are back in the top four through good results".
It certainly will not be the team stacked full of stars that we expect from PSG, but they could be a hard hard-working unit for Solskjaer's to break down.
"This is the way to fight, so if we play like this for the next season then we will be one of the teams who is going to fight for the title".
Young heaped praise on Solskjaer and compared him to the Scottish master, stating that both men have the shared obsession of winning football matches.
While Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain is now the focus of United's attention, the sight of Woodward and Glazer talking Solskjaer's agent Jim Solbakken will fuel rumours that the Norwegian is edging closer to being appointed as the club's next permanent manager. The manner in which they had scrabbled through qualification, losing limply at Valencia in the final group game, made the idea a forlorn one. But of course, to be in the Champions League with Man United, you can not knock that. "I've followed United since I signed for United so of course, I look ahead".