Herrera reveals Solskjaer told players to attack on day one

31 December, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Courtney Perry
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"To finish the year like that is handsome", Pogba said.

The first goal was created in fine style by Rashford and Solskjaer had plenty of praise for the 21-year-old England forward, saying: "I'm delighted for him because he's coming on and he'll be a top, top player".

Paul Pogba is feeling so good at Manchester United these days that he's practicing his goal celebrations during the pre-game warmup.

It wasn't a flawless day for United - they had defender Eric Bailly sent off for a reckless challenge later in the second half.

"We needed the win and we had a great performance as well", Pogba told Sky Sports after his side's resounding victory over Eddie Howe's team. Pogba, a World Cup victor with France, celebrated that goal by performing a playful shimmy with his arms folded across his stomach - a move that TV cameras revealed he had been practising on the pitch before kickoff.

A lightning United start brought the breakthrough after just five minutes - Rashford squirming past Ake out wide before skilfully beating Diego Rico, allowing him to play a teasing ball across the face of goal for Pogba's simple finish.

- 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. There's been plenty of talk about the unshackling of Pogba since United's win at Cardiff, and this display was as good a sign as any that finally, two and-a-half years after returning to Old Trafford, the Frenchman is delivering what he's truly capable of.


"That's what the fans want to see, that's what we want to see, and I think the players are enjoying themselves".

United doubled their lead in the 34th minute, however, when Pogba rose highest inside the Bournemouth box to head a wonderful Herrera cross into the back of the net for his fourth goal in the space of four days.

Pogba certainly deserves praise for his performance, but Rashford was the best player on the pitch.

He was also inches away from completing a hat-trick when Asmir Begovic tipped his shot on to a post.

The win puts United just three points behind fifth-place Arsenal, but they remain eight points outside the Champions League places.

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.

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