Marcus Rashford’s ninth minute opener at the King Power Stadium was enough to see Manchester United extend their unbeaten run under Solskjaer to ten games as they recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win against a determined Leicester City side.
There was a brilliant understanding between Paul Pogba and Rashford as Rashford latched on to a superbly crafted aerial assist from Paul Pogba to open the scoring.
Speaking about the combination between Pogba and Rashford, Solskjaer said: “As Paul and Marcus get to know each other’s games, they know each other’s strengths and with the quality they’ve got you expect that quality and it was a beautiful, beautiful pass and a great finish.
“But then again I told him to put it through Schmeichel’s legs because he opens up! But it was a great finish so I can’t complain, can I?! [Smiles].”
Solskjaer was particularly pleased with Pogba who has improved tremendously under his watch.
He said of Pogba: I think he can look back on these games and say that he is on his way.
“Paul is a fantastic midfielder and he can always improve and he’s one of those lads who wants to improve and he wants to see this game and wants to see what he could have done better.
“He’s playing more or less every minute, so of course now the recovery in-between games will be important for him.”
Solskjaer also revealed he was pleased with Alexis Sanchez’s performance against Leicester City despite substituting the Chilean for Anthony Martial in the 67th minute, insisting the Chile international was ‘improving all the time’.
He told Sky Sports: “I thought he did well. But we had to change the game, he’s sharp, we can get him in, he worked really, really well defensively.
“We never created chances for him. But he’s coming. He’s improving all the time.”
For Leicester manager Claude Puel, he criticised his players for allowing United to get on top so early in the game.
“We started the game with a poor performance and without intensity,” Puel said.
“It was a shame. In the second half we showed a lot of things with more desire and quality in our play.
“We put them under pressure at the end of the game but it was not enough.”