LONDON (Reuters) – Paul Pogba scored twice, for the second time since Jose Mourinho’s departure from the club, as Manchester United beat Bournemouth 4-1 to make it three wins in a row for caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Pogba, relishing his football again since the change of management, took just five minutes to strike, sliding the ball in at the back post after a wonderful piece of dribbling and a precise low cross from Marcus Rashford.
Pogba, who scored twice against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day, then burst into the box to head home an Ander Herrera cross from deep to make it 2-0.
United’s third, in the 45th minute, saw Anthony Martial deliver a low cross with the outside of his boot and Rashford guided it home off the outside of his outstretched foot.
Bournemouth pulled a goal back in stoppage-time at the end of the first half but Romelu Lukaku made it 4-1, two minutes after coming on as a 70th minute substitute, latching on to a Pogba through ball and hooking the ball past the advancing Asmir Begovic.