Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Early Goals Key for United to Dominate Opposition

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Early Goals Key for United to Dominate Opposition

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JUAN Mata explained how Paul Pogba's early goal against Bournemouth allowed United to dominate the game.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer oversaw his third successive win as caretaker manager of United as his side ran out 4-1 winners against Eddie Howe's Cherries.

Pogba put United ahead in the fifth minute after some brilliant skill by Marcus Rashford down the right to set him up and Mata has credited the early goal with allowing United to dominate the game.

"The win against Bournemouth on Sunday, our third in a row, helped us all to enjoy a great Christmas period," Mata wrote in his weekly blog.

"There are a lot of games in a short space of time and it isn't easy to manage them, but I believe we are playing at a high level and the results are coming.

"Against Bournemouth we scored early and this made things a little easier so we could dominate the game and take the win. …

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