Solskjaer is disproving Mourinho’s defence-first philosophy at Manchester United

Paul Pogba celebrates victory over Tottenham

Rather, by placing Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera alongside in midfield, the former Juventus player has freedom to break forward and cause havoc, as he did in the second half.

Since Solksjaer's appointment, however, Paul Pogba has been a man reborn, returning to his prime best which made United shell out such megabucks for him. "And we're winning, so indeed we play with a smile always".

"That's what the manager [Solskjaer] told me to do; run, get in the box, because you will score goals if you get in the box".

This is what supporters have been yearning for - away from having a clear blueprint of what United are about, the passion being shown is what supporters really cling on to, and although the defensive aspects still need some work, the attacking fluidity plays to the strengths of the players on the pitch.

"The brilliant thing I loved from Manchester United at Wembley was that their fear had gone".

"Conflict is never a good backdrop at any football club and it certainly wasn't working for Paul under Jose Mourinho".

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Solksjaer managed Pogba at youth level for Manchester United and upon his unveiling said he planned to build his team around Paul Pogba and on evidence of what we have seen so far, he has the key to unlock the Frenchman's huge potential which is central to all United hope to achieve moving forward.

"I don't think however it means he goes to AC Milan". It was purely because the other manager they weren't keen on and they couldn't wait for a new manager to come in.

Tottenham came out of the blocks smartly after the restart and Kane looked certain to level from close range but De Gea saved brilliantly with his left foot before pulling off a fine save to deny an Alli headed effort. "I know we [nodding to Teddy] didn't have the best of pace but we still attacked".

Graeme Souness has been critical of Pogba in the past, but said he has "the potential to be one of the best out there".

Two-and-a-half years working under the Portuguese coach saw an £89 million ($115m) signing struggle to deliver value for money at Old Trafford, with questions regularly asked of his attitude and contribution to the cause. "I thought he was going to go near post, but it was a well-struck finish".

Starting with Lindelof, Solskjaer views the 24-year-old as United's first-choice centre-back and wants to find him a "reliable, high-quality" partner.

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