The Frenchman scored with a chic volley to earn United a 1-0 win at Turf Moor and guarantee Solskjaer’s workforce head into Sunday’s essential conflict with champions Liverpool three factors clear on the summit.
“I’ve always said Paul is a big player for us,” mentioned Solskjaer. “He is a good character in the dressing room, he is always the one the lads look to and he’s a world champion of course, and I think he’s at his best at the moment.”
It is the primary time United have topped the Premier League in January since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s workforce went on to win the title and victory at Burnley units up a mouth-watering journey to Anfield on Sunday.
“What a brilliant position to be in,” mentioned Solskjaer. “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.
“We go there understanding we’re enjoying the most effective workforce by a mile within the nation within the final yr and a half. We’re wanting ahead to it and it is an incredible take a look at of the place we’re at in opposition to an excellent workforce.
“Of course we know we’re going to the champions, they’ve had an unbelievable three-and-a-half seasons so we know that’s going to be a difficult game for us but we’re ready for it.”
After the match, Pogba mentioned: “We know that the game today was very hard, very difficult and obviously we wanted to win.
“We know it is not straightforward to play right here. We obtained the three factors and we’re completely happy for that, however there’s nonetheless a good distance and now we focus once more till the tip of the season.”