"I told my players that it's important to show our fans we're alive, we try to do our best until the end".
With Chelsea not in action until Sunday when they travel to Manchester City, United knew victory would bring them up to fourth place for the first time since August - and they ensured they would finish the day in the Champions League positions thanks to a Pogba double and a brilliant solo effort from Anthony Martial.
Manchester United's rise into the top four of the Premier League is proof they can beat Paris Saint-Germain, according to Juan Mata. The Italian has only been in the job for three months but Fulham are now seven points from safety in the Premier League. The spotlight will be on United's record signing to perform against the perennial French champions but he goes into the game in the best form of his Manchester United career.
Mata is out of contract at the end of the season and although negotiations with the club have been going on since a year ago, the Spaniard, who arrived from Chelsea in 2014, is yet to agree a new deal. Of course, they're all happy after winning the game.
Curiously, it was the wind, which made the ball move weirdly in the air, and not their opponents that took United a while to get used to.
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"It's a joy to watch - it's what it should have been a long time ago".
Martial had already set up the opener for Pogba in the 14th minute when he produced his moment of magic nine minutes later.
"Magic from Martial!" said Neville.
Pogba dispatched his penalty with aplomb and United spent the final 25 minutes keeping their powder dry for PSG.
The closest United have come to losing since Solskjaer's arrival was against Burnley at the end of January, when they came back from 2-0 down to seal a draw.
The Norwegian said: "I have to trust the players, I didn't feel there was a problem playing any of them".