Manchester United boss Ole Solskjaer was full of praise for Paul Pogba after the midfielder scored the crucial winner against Fulham.
A stunning strike from Paul Pogba was the difference as United claimed a narrow 2-1 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night.
After a faltering start to the season that saw him sidelined due to injury and coronavirus, the Frenchman has surged to prominence in recent weeks.
Pogba has now started five straight league games for United, scoring two goals that went on to be decisive in the outcome of those fixtures.
His latest goal secured a comeback win for United, who fell behind early after Ademola Lookman’s fifth-minute opener before equalizing through Edinson Cavani 15 minutes later.
The win took Man Utd to the top of the Premier League table, leapfrogging rivals Man City, who were temporarily in first place after beating Aston Villa earlier in the day.
Speaking to BBC’s Match of the Day after the game, Ole Solskjaer was full of praise for Pogba.
“We have always said Paul can do everything, he can play wide, play in midfield, create chances and shoot,” the Norwegian said. “Today we felt his position was midfield and what a goal with his left foot. He was so committed and got tackles in as well.”
He added: “[Pogba] has really come on. He is fit, he can play in midfield and he can play wide. That is key with Paul, getting him match fit and running fit and he is at the moment. He played very well.”
United have now won four of their last five league matches as they continue to solidify their status as genuine title contenders.