Sir Alex Ferguson To Attend A Manchester United Training Session

Calvin Saunders
December 31, 2018

"We are Manchester United and we need to be at the top of the league".

"Maybe we have just realised that we are Manchester United and we need to be at the top of the league".

Paul Pogba took a thinly veiled swipe at Jose Mourinho by declaring that Manchester United were playing in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a manager that "wants to attack" as the midfielder toasted a "beautiful" finish to a hard year. I studied finishing, I studied goals, I studied movement.

United have scored 12 goals in those three matches, with Paul Pogba directly involved in seven of those goals, while Herrera himself has grabbed two assists and a goal in those games.

"Marcus has been class since I've come", 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. He's scored two now in three games, but his work rate, all the work he puts in, that's a big pleasing thing for me - with the whole team, because we should never be outworked by anyone.

The one blemish on United's performance was the late dismissal of Eric Bailly, who was shown a straight red card for a wild lunge on Ryan Fraser. Pogba soon doubled their lead, as he headed home Ander Herrera's sweeping cross.

"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".

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It was another sign that Rashford has been rejuvenated since Mourinho left the club and the 21-year-old went on to score a fine volley to make it 3-0 shortly before half-time as Solskjaer maintained his 100% record with a 4-1 victory at Old Trafford.

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.

Manchester United were outstanding on Sunday afternoon, and deserved the three points despite occasionally looking shaky in defence.

Solskjaer said: "They've created some great chances today and some fantastic attacking football at times and it's pleasing".

Rashford has been the starting striker under Solskjaer in all three games.

The new coach wants United to dominate matches and that has been seen in the first three games: 72 per cent against Cardiff City, 65 per cent against Huddersfield Town and 63 per cent against Bournemouth.

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