Solskjaer won six Premier League winners' medals during his time as a player at Old Trafford and was glad his side regained focus after a heated end to the opening period.
Newcastle's chances of getting back into the game after conceding the penalty were remote considering the team was down to 10 men at that point following the 45th-minute sending-off of winger Ryan Fraser for two yellow cards. 'Stockley park all over the place, producer in my ear saying Salford have scored in the 92min and United gone top of the league! "He is a good character in the dressing room, he is always one the lads look to (because) he's a world champion".
Since his agent, Mino Raiola, claimed last month that Pogba wanted to leave United, the 27-year-old has found his form and is now playing some of his best football since rejoining the club from Juve four-and-a-half years ago.
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The first-half was dominated by controversy over a series of VAR reviews as both sides escaped without having a man sent-off for challenges by Luke Shaw and Robbie Brady, while United had a goal harshly ruled out for a slight push by Harry Maguire when he powered home a header at the back post.
Pogba was controlling the game from midfield and it was fitting he was the match victor as his volley from Marcus Rashford's cross deflected off Matt Lowton and through the legs of Pope. "We know it's going to be hard but we're ready and hungry which is good and we couldn't have asked for a better time to go there".
Tuesday's 1-0 win at Burnley completed an incredible 33-point swing in United's favour in the time since.
This despite being deprived of 14-goal top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who was out with a hamstring injury, and fellow forward Richarlison.More news: B.C. records 446 new cases of COVID-19, 9 deaths Tuesday
"But no-one will remember the league table on the 12th of January".
Shearer stressed that Manchester United look a vastly improved side from the one that lost 6-1 at home to Tottenham in the initial weeks of the season and they look a more organised team.
"We're nearly halfway through the season so it's a little bit of an indication of where you're at", the 1999 treble hero said.
United though are in a better position than they've been in since Ferguson left to stop Liverpool in their tracks and flex their own financial muscle with a statement win at Anfield on Sunday.More news: Iran demands sanctions 'snapback' removed in any new nuclear talks
This was Pogba's 3rd goal of the season and was pivotal for the team on the night. "We're in a good position going into it".