Pogba was again impressive for victory at Tottenham last night.
But after his United team brushed aside Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle and Reading, Solskjaer had to make a statement versus a big-six rival, and he did that by outfoxing Pochettino with a plan that set out to deny Spurs time and space to attack through the middle.
Jesse Lingard had intercepted a pass at the half way line and laid it off for Pogba who passed lovely for Rashford who made no mistake to find the net.
"As he raced on to Paul Pogba's brilliant pass at Wembley, you could see in Rashford's eyes that he knew he would hit the net".
Pogba was left on the bench for Mourinho's final three league games in charge before returning to play a central role under Solskjaer.
"I am enjoying playing football (under Solskjaer)". "I like to be more attacking, I had to defend too much before, and that is not my best attribute".
He added: "The manager told me to get in the box and get goals because I will score if I'm in the box". "Now I'm taking pleasure again, I play again, I'm doing what I love, so it's normal".
Pogba went on to say that the way Solskjaer is utilising Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic is helping to give him more "security" behind him and more "freedom" to go forward. "And we're winning, so indeed we play with a smile always".
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"But that is what we have to do to be one of the top teams, we have to adapt". The 45-year-old was initially brought in to steady the ship after a tumultuous spell under Mourinho and he has been able to get the best out of Pogba having worked with the World Cup victor when he was reserve team coach at Old Trafford between 2008 and 2010.