Manchester United beat Brighton 2-1 this afternoon, making it seven wins out of seven for new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Paul Pogba scored the opening goal from the spot after winning the penalty before Marcus Rashford scored a ridiculous goal to put us ahead.
In the second half, United tired and Brighton pulled one back, but we did enough to hold on to the three points. Solskjaer has sung the praises of our 21-year-old striker after the game.
[His goal] wasn’t bad was it? [That was his] 150th game which is a feat in itself being 21 as he is. The level of his performances at the moment, the maturity in his finishing, his work-rate, it is just a dream to have players like him in a team. He is confident, you have got to be, the way he plays. Of course, he has played a lot of football this last six or seven weeks. He has played all the games in the last few weeks. He has just grown in confidence, the maturity the way he plays, but his work-rate never stops and that is the most pleasing.
He has been top class. You start with work rate. He has that, works like no one else, runs channels, holds the ball up. He has now calmed down in front of goal and he’s very assured and is practising all the time. His technique and also his mind-set. He’s dropped his shoulder and he’s not playing confident. Now he’s confident.
I thought we played some fantastic stuff at times, some great goals, the switch of play before the first goal was brilliant, and the second goal from Marcus was brilliant, it shows the quality of the boy.