Man United fans once again heap praise on Paul Pogba vs Tottenham

Tottenham vs Manchester United

Manchester United travelled to Tottenham on Sunday in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s biggest test as Man United boss.

United began the day in 6th place and after 5th place Arsenal lost on Saturday, a win vs Spurs would have been huge for United.

Picking up three points vs Spurs would also show that Solskjaer could be seriously considered as United’s permanent boss.

Yes, Solskjaer has won his previous four league games as Man United manager before Tottenham.

But those wins came against Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle, teams United should really be beating anyway.

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 22: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Pogba’s superb assist

If Solskjaer could guide the Red Devils to a win vs 3rd place Spurs, that would show his great start is not a fluke.

Unlike his predecessor Jose Mourinho, Solskjaer set his side up to get at Tottenham’s defence in the first 45.

Granted there were times when Man United had to absorb Spurs pressure. But as soon as they got a chance United would break quickly with the pace of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

This excellent counterattacking was what lead to United taking the lead.

Paul Pogba has been reborn under Solskjaer and it was his fantastic ball over the top that allowed Rashford to make it 1-0.

Since Solskjaer took over as Man United boss Pogba has now managed four goals and four assists in five league games.

Social media reaction

Some United fans on Twitter have also been full of praise for Pogba and Rashford.

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