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Manchester United's Paul Pogba and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the match

Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is enjoying watching Paul Pogba play with a smile on his face after the midfielder scored a brace in the 3-1 win over Huddersfield.

The Norwegian got off to a winning start as Manchester United manager as he watched the Red Devils thump Cardiff city 5-1.

The 1999 treble victor took charge of his first game on Saturday, leading his former side to a 5-1 win.

It is understood that the Scotsman is playing the behind the scenes role as a consultant at Old Trafford.

This holds true in the case of Jose Mourinho, under whom Manchester United looked completely deflated and devoid of confidence, pretty much sealing the fate of their hugely successful former manager.

"A Man United team should never ever be outworked", said Solskjaer to highlight the minimum he expects.

That late goal, and the Terriers' time on top, underlined the work still required at United, but the fans' appreciation was as audible as it was understandable after flashes of excitement at a ground where there has been precious little. United immediately became more solid and a pair of Paul Pogba goals made the points safe.

"They're the best fans in the world", he added. "We took one touch too many, we didn't create too many chances early on", he said. We were unfortunately unable to use them.

Although people will say "it was only Cardiff", that performance was nevertheless one of the very best we've seen since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.

"You're Manchester United, son", Ferguson decreed.

"They play with freedom and penetrate the opponents", opined Wagner.

"We really wanted to press them, but we were not clinical enough and this is absolutely where we have to improve". I don't like that managers get sacked but especially if we play the teams soon after this happened, like (Southampton) as well. There was a period just before half-time where you thought, "we'll get the second here and game over".

They are fighting a familiar battle upon their return to the elite - Neil Warnock's side lie a place and two points above the bottom three, and have conceded the second most goals this term.

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