Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Invites Sir Alex Ferguson To Man United Training

Paul Pogba celebrates one of his two goals for Manchester United against Bournemouth

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

"We are Manchester United and we need to be at the top of the league".

Pogba said: "We are Manchester United and we need to be at the top of the league, it is just a reaction of all of the players and everyone is enjoying themselves". There is still a long way to go but to finish the year like that is lovely. 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. "That's how I celebrate my goals".

Perhaps then they were happier after Bailly was sent off in the 79th minute for a reckless tackle, though it did nothing to alter the score line as United played on with the verve and vigour seen so far under the caretaker manager.

United have now scored 12 times in three games under the Norwegian, but Solskjaer insisted he has just tried to instill what he learned under Alex Ferguson during 11 seasons as a player at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Pogba said: "It's different". The Frenchman scored a second consecutive brace for the first time in his career, as he produced a trademark performance at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has continued his winning start as Manchester United's caretaker manager
Michael Regan Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has continued his winning start as Manchester United's caretaker manager

That confidence was more than justified as Pogba was at the heart of most United attacks and he doubled the lead with a header, beating goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to a cross from Ander Herrera by the near post.

"Marcus Rashford has been different class since I came". That's how we want to play, we want to attack and that's what we try to do on the pitch. David Brooks floated a ball into the United box and Ake jumped highest to bury a header past David de Gea.

The new coach wants United to dominate matches and that has been seen in the first three games: 72 per cent against Cardiff City, 65 per cent against Huddersfield Town and 63 per cent against Bournemouth.

Indeed, Rashford - once again starting at centre-forward - showed incredible skill to dance past the challenges of Nathan Ake and Diego Rico before putting it on a plate for Pogba, who could not turn down the chance to register.

They are now just three points behind fifth-placed Arsenal and looking to claw their way back into the race for a top four finish this season.

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