"We have big games coming up, so it won't be easy".
United will be looking to make it 10 wins from 11 games under Solskjaer when they tackle Fulham, with an interim manager yet to come unstuck across all competitions. 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. Martial picked up and a goal and an assist on Saturday, has two goals in his last three matches and now has 11 on the season.
And Solskjaer, who was crowned the Premier League Manager of the Month for January, admits he wants to keep his place in the United hot seat, adding that he has done everything that was asked of him by the board.
He was also keen to emphasise that United's revived fortunes since he took over in December from Jose Mourinho were about the whole club's work and not just his own influence.
"But my players are very.... not anxious, but they want to score immediately to draw the match and against big teams that is hard and we conceded to them the counter-attack".
United, by contrast, remain unbeaten under Solskjaer ahead of matches against PSG, Chelsea and Liverpool. So dominant was he against Fulham that one felt for Calum Chambers, the man charged with shackling him.
Playing with a four-man backline, Ranieri's men held tight until United deviated from the script for the first time in the 14th minute.
Solskjaer made six changes including three of his four defenders, but he kept his tried and trusted midfield three of Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera. "It's the players who play, it's the staff, how we do things at Carrington, at the training ground, the mood, it's never about one person when the team is winning games".
The goal was vintage Martial - slotted to the goalkeeper's left from the opposite side of the box, much like the majority of goals Thierry Henry scored for Arsenal. Pogba is the captain in everything but name, the leader in the dressing room and on the pitch.