"I have never seen a group of players have a bigger gap between them an the manager".
Pogba later fired a warning to the chasing pack that they intend "to stay there", adding: "It feels great".
Manchester United can climb in to the top four with a win over Fulham at Craven Cottage at lunchtime. "We could have had four or five goals, it was different to what we did against Leicester so another step in the right direction".
And finally, it was Pogba (2 goals), who eased United's transition in the final third with some excellent passing and hold-up play in and around the half-spaces. "There were some good performances today, I have to say".
This was the latest in a long line of concerning displays by Fulham, who look bereft of confidence and ideas at a vital stage of the season.
"We've just got to concentrate on ourselves, we can't really control anything that other teams can do".
While United's supporters revelled in watching the legendary figure in the dugout mastermind another victory, Fulham's fans booed Claudio Ranieri down the tunnel after the final whistle. "He came into the dressing room". The last-ditch, winning games at the end, winning points at the end, that was fantastic.
It was notable that when Solskjaer made United's first substitution, bringing on Alexis Sanchez for Martial, the manager spoke with Pogba, offering instruction by the side of the pitch. "Now we play against PSG, then we have Chelsea, Liverpool".
"We started very well". He needs to start doing that for United in their biggest games, starting with that Uefa Champions League tie on Tuesday against PSG at Old Trafford.