Solskjaer: "We managed the game so much better."

United boss hails Pogba and Lukaku.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba after Bournemouth win. (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

Manchester United continued their winning streak under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they beat Bournemouth 4-1 at Old Trafford, and the Norwegian was delighted with his team's performance on Sunday.


The former United striker was also impressed with how they managed the game after a comfortable lead.


He told Sky Sports: “In the first half, you go out and attack the game with high tempo, high energy and winning the ball back, but the response to Bournemouth's goal [in first-half injury time] was great. I thought the second half was excellent. We managed the game so much better than we did against Huddersfield for example.”




On Paul Pogba, who has scored four in his last three appearances for United, Solskjaer said of his all around display: “That is a top, top performance from a midfielder because it was all round. His work rate, he was dangerous in the box, he won headers, he won tackles and there was no showboating. It was touch, pass and move. He played an efficient game. And Paul knows he is at his best when he plays that game.


“There was one flick maybe that he missed half way through the second half which he could have maybe done better, but there is not much more he could have done. We want to see the best out of all the players, we want to see them enjoy themselves and express themselves, but within the framework and how we want the team to play. All of them have really performed up to their top standards.”


On Lukaku, he added: “He is a good, good target man, but if you tell him to be a target man he will never face the goal. Today he was side on, so he could go in behind or go towards the ball and he has got the attributes of a top striker, but we need to work on his fitness because he has had a few days off, but I am delighted for him even though he was half a yard offside, but it was still a good finish.”



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