Solskjaer is clicking with Man Utd's best players - Herrera

Posted February 04, 2019

Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford linked up for a fantastic goal and David de Gea made a couple of outstanding saves as the Red Devils won at Leicester City 1-0 and stayed hot under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"Ole had that click with some players that they are performing at their best", Herrera told ESPN.

United eased off after taking the lead and invited some Leicester pressure, although a wayward header from Jonny Evans and a dipping Pereira strike were the best openings they could muster before the break.

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Although the goal came early in the first half, United failed to create many clear chances for the remainder of the game, meaning it was a nervy watch for much of the second half. We put our heads on the line, we put our bodies on the line.

Marcus Rashford the game's only goal and Pogba assisted it with a superb pass. Solskjaer, asked about the goal, said, "When they get to know each other, play more together, know each others strengths and with the quality they have got, you expect that quality there".

The reactivation of Pogba's potential has been one of the staples of Solskjaer's brief but prosperous tenure, and his perfectly weighted ball in the ninth minute helped get United off and running.

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Against Leicester City, he delivered another good performance.

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"When I rang the owner and said United had called and that he always knew that this had been my dream, he said: 'Go over, enjoy yourself - and please don't come back, '" Solskjaer told British media ahead of Sunday's match.

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A win for United will put them back within two points of fourth-place Chelsea. "He is one those lads who want to improve, who sees his game and wants to see what could have done better". Solskjaer's side have dropped points only once under him - a 2-2 draw with Burnley - and are now firmly aiming for the top-four spot that would give them Champions League football next season.