Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Paul Pogba: We practised Marcus Rashford's goal vs Tottenham

Paul Pogba: We practised Marcus Rashford's goal vs Tottenham

David De Gea produced one of the finest goalkeeping displays in many a year as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer overcame Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham to become the first manager in Manchester United's history to win their first six matches in charge.

The Norwegian is now interim manager and was not considered a likely candidate to continue in the position beyond the summer, but after victory at Tottenham made it six straight wins, that could have changed.

"No, he really does a very, very good job".

Jesse Lingard had a key role, delayed to stop Harry Winks receiving the ball from the home team's defenders and form part of a three-man forward line, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, that offered blistering pace and nonstop movement on the counterattack.

"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". "I like to be more attacking, I had to defend too much before, and that is not my best attribute".

And he told VG: "It's a real pleasure to work with Ole again".

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.

Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez might be handed a start tonight against Spurs. "And we're winning, so indeed we play with a smile always".

Tellingly, Solskjaer spoke in his postmatch news conference about his team's spirit before, knowingly or otherwise, name-checking every one of his starting eleven inside the space of three minutes.

"Of course, he's got high standards himself that you demand from yourself", Solskjaer said, as reported on the club's official website. There's also reaction from Solskjaer and Pochettino to what was a pulsating game at Wembley.

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