Pogba: Man United are now playing how we want to play

For a third successive game, Manchester United actually looked like Manchester United.

"His work rate is unbelievable".

"He was always quietly confident, believed in his own ability and even though people think he's a nice guy, he's got an edge to him", the Welshman told MUTV after Solskjaer's United beat Huddersfield 3-1 on Boxing Day.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer labelled Marcus Rashford "different class" after his performance in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Bournemouth.

Pogba said: "We are Manchester United and we need to be at the top of the league, it is just a reaction of all of the players and everyone is enjoying themselves".

United have scored 12 goals in Solskjaer's three games and have generally impressed with attack-minded, free-flowing football.

"This is how it was".

STAR MAN - It's no surprise that Paul Pogba was United's standout player on Sunday.

Rashford was then rewarded for his own excellent attacking display when he was on hand to turn in another cross by Anthony Martial, but Bournemouth was able to respond immediately to pull a goal back before the break. Having come on for Rashford, the Belgian slotted home for the fourth and final goal of the game. "I love working with good players and good people".

"I know the club want them to sign, of course, because they are top-quality players", said Solskjaer.

Nathan Ake and Diego Rico were left beaten by Rashford's combination of fleet-footed dribbling and pace before his cross perfectly picked out Pogba's run.

Ander Herrera busily zipped about around him, slotting in to provide cover for Victor Lindelöf when he carried the ball out of defence and popping up on the right to provide the cross from which Pogba scored his second.

Unlike Pogba, Nemanja Matic was one of Mourinho's most trusted lieutenants but the Serbian has also epitomised the change in tack orchestrated by Solskjaer with the former Chelsea midfielder much more willing to look for a forward rather than sideways pass.

Pogba headed his and United's second after half an hour, with Rashford prodding home a third shortly before half-time.

Lukaku needed just two minutes to get his name on the scoresheet as the Belgium worldwide turned the ball past Begovic following another excellent Pogba pass.

Bournemouth had a penalty appeal waved away in the 70th minute Bailly put his foot up near the face of Charlie Daniels, and United sealed the game minutes later.

  • Marlene Weaver