Pogba at the double again as Solskjaer extends flawless start

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"It is different, we still won games with the old manager but it is just a different style of playing, we are more offensive and we are creating more chances and that is how we want to play", he added.

"We needed the win and we had a great performance as well".

Paul Pogba scored another two goals and added an assist as Manchester United continued their resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a free-flowing 4-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday. I studied finishing, I studied goals, I studied movement.

"I know the club want them to sign, of course, because they are top-quality players", said Solskjaer.

United took the lead after just four minutes, as some brilliant footwork from Marcus Rashford set up Paul Pogba for a close-range finish.

The one downside against Bournemouth was a late red card for Eric Bailly after a reckless challenge on Ryan Fraser, meaning he will miss games against Newcastle, Reading in the FA Cup and the trip to Tottenham.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the left back told of how the players and fans can immediately see the difference in the positivity of the new manager on and off the pitch.

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And in his very first press conference upon his return to the club as caretaker manager, the 45-year old revealed he texted Sir Alex as soon as he got the call.

The roles were reversed 10 minutes later when this time Pogba's header teed up Rashford for a powerful strike that was deflected just behind. So this is how we want to play, we want to attack, the manager wants to attack. 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.

Marcus Rashford and substitute Romelu Lukaku were also on target for a United side that wasted little time in seizing the initiative against their out-of-form opponents to move three points behind fifth-placed Arsenal.

One of the requests that Solskjaer made to his players is that they should improve in possession.

Even after Eric Bailly was shown a straight red for a clumsy lunge with ten minutes to play, United controlled the final stages, easing to another convincing victory.

The only negative for United was an apparent injury to Rashford and Bailly's rash tackle, which will earn the centre-back an automatic three-match ban.