Pogba admits 'everyone is enjoying themselves' under Solskjaer


We still won some games with the old manager, but it's just a different style of play, more offensive, I would say, so we create more chances. It's touch, pass, move, and he plays the efficient game, and Paul knows he's at his best when he plays that game. Maybe we just realised that we are Manchester United, we need to keep up, we need to be at the top of the league.

"To finish the year like that is handsome", Pogba said.

The one downside against Bournemouth was a late red card for Eric Bailly after a reckless challenge on Ryan Fraser, meaning he will miss games against Newcastle, Reading in the FA Cup and the trip to Tottenham. I studied finishing, I studied goals, I studied movement.

Pogba is expected to start when Manchester United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"Marcus has been different class since I came", Solskjaer told Sky Sports. One of many United players who looked lost under Mourinho, Pogba was at the heart of all that was good about this United display.

"It is the same I have said to all the players - we want to see the best out of them, enjoying themselves, expressing themselves, within the framework of how we want to see the team play".

Josh King saw an angled volley stopped by De Gea as Bournemouth tried to find a way back, but just before the break United seemed to have wrapped up the points with a third, Martial crossing for Rashford to steer home. Throughout his time as a Manchester United player, he has had to alternated roles between attacking and defending roles, jobs which has to be done by two separate specialists in the modern game.

Even after Eric Bailly was shown a straight red for a clumsy lunge with ten minutes to play, United controlled the final stages, easing to another convincing victory.

Ashley Young narrowly failed to find Nemanja Matic with an early cross, but Solskjaer's side were in front after only five minutes when Pogba struck, touching home from inside the six-yard box after brilliant work from Rashford, who twisted away from Nathan Ake and Diego Rico to cross.

Only the post then denied Pogba a first ever hat-trick when his low strike from the edge of the box came off the woodwork.

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