Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased by the fighting spirit shown by his charges in their 2-1 win over Fulham on Wednesday night.
United had gone a goal behind after Ademola Lookman had beaten the offside trap to fire past De Gea but goals from Edinson Cavani and a stunner from Paul Pogba ensured that the Red Devils went back to the top of the league.
Speaking after the game, the Norwegian told BT Sports: “I think we started slow but after their goal, I felt we played well. We needed to wake up and after that, we played really well.
“We don’t do offsides really, we should follow the run. We had not woken up but good reaction. Fantastic goal by Paul and we had some other chances to finish the game but of course, when it is just one goal and the players they put on it is going to be like a heart in your mouth.”
The manager further hailed match-winner Pogba saying that the Frenchman was back at his best and was ready to play.
“He (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,” he added.
Attention for United now shifts to their FA Cup fourth-round tie against Liverpool before taking on bottom-placed Sheffield United in midweek.