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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised match winner Paul Pogba as Manchester United ended a nine-year hoodoo at Burnley on Tuesday night.
United dominated a game in which the hosts failed to register a single effort on goal until injury time.
However, they were struggling to make a breakthrough until Marcus Rashford brought Pogba out with an excellent cross to the edge of the box.
The Frenchman’s connection was perfect, though he veered off Matthew Lowton before flying past the defenseless Nick Pope.
Although Burnley had three decent chances in a frenzied ending, United secured victory to top the table after 17 games.
It is the first time he has played so many games this season since December 2012, in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last campaign to win the title.
Sun customs Sky sports after the game: “When you get three points in the Premier League it makes you smile. They were three very close points, he is always up here.
“Burnley is very well organized and there are not many spaces, but we did look at some of them: great center for the goal, very well executed finish. We could have had a few more to calm our nerves, but we did it the hard way. “
On Pogba’s performance, the Red Devils boss added: “I’ve always said that Paul [Pogba] he is a great player for us. He’s a good character in the locker room, he’s someone the guys look at, he’s a world champion.
“We are seeing the best of Paul right now: he got injured and had Covid. So it’s natural to have to get back in shape after that. “
Pogba comes to the party
Match winner Pogba admitted that United had to work hard to win, adding: “You can see the game was going both ways, it’s very difficult to play here. They have a very strong style of play and we knew it would be difficult.
“We had to keep our heads calm. Just focus on ourselves and wait for the goal to come and it did. It was a great performance from everyone, good focus.
“Always happy when I win, today we win and I am happy that we played well. There is still a long way to go and we have big games to go, so we have to focus on that. “
The France star also lamented Harry Maguire’s overruled header in the first half, in what was a tight competition.
“It was a sure goal, I don’t know what happened. It was a beautiful goal and the referee decided no.
“It’s a strange decision, but we got the result we wanted, so we are happy.”