Solskjaer has restored positivity to United, says Shaw

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France worldwide Pogba scored two and made one in the 4-1 win at Old Trafford as Solskjaer continued his ideal start since taking over from Jose Mourinho. "There's no showboating. It's touch, pass, move and he plays an efficient game".

- Paul Pogba has scored four goals in his three Premier League appearances under Solskjaer, as many as he had in his previous 20 under Mourinho.

"It is different, we still won games with the old manager but it is just a different style of playing", he added.

"We've had a great start and a slightly hard end to the first half of the season that we've just gone through", Howe said.

"This is how it was".

"Eric Bailly knows it's a rash challenge [for his red card] but the boys are excited and want to win the ball back and sometimes you mistime challenges". He has started two games and come off the bench at the beginning of the second half in another.

"You've got good players, good people, they want to learn, improve".

"He's been top class and we're looking to build a team around him, of course, but there are so many quality players".

With less than five minutes on the clock, Rashford showed what he's capable of after producing a moment of magic as he bamboozled the Bournemouth defence with some stunning foot-work before setting up Paul Pogba with a pin-point cross to give the Frenchman the simple task of tapping home the opening goal.

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. Pogba gets his head to it and it's 2-0.

United were not finished in the first period, however, and scored their third in the 45th minute when Rashford stretched to turn an excellent Anthony Martial cross into the back of the net.

For all the improvements of late, though, Solskjaer is still waiting for a first clean sheet since November as Ake beat Matic to power home David Brooks's cross.

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.

But United had to see out the final 11 minutes a man light after Eric Bailly needlessly lunged in on Ryan Fraser to see a straight red card.

Pogba then came inches away from completing a first hat trick at United when Begovic tipped his low strike against the post in the 77th.

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