The Frenchman told Sky Sports: «Of course we want him to stay. The results have been great. I have a great relationship with him, he has a great relationship with the players.
«When a player is happy, he wants to keep being happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, he knows everything about the club.
«He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players. This gave us the freedom to play and enjoy football again because maybe we lost that with the results that we had before.»
It is a striking contrast to the final months of Mourinho’s reign, with Pogba the player who was repeatedly claimed to be at odds with the Portuguese.
He declined to elaborate, saying only: «Maybe we lost confidence, maybe things went wrong. A lot of talking outside that we weren’t used to.»