United had won their previous four visits to Turf Moor and knew a positive result would move them top at this stage of the season for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson bowed out as champion in 2012-13.
Pogba’s second-half strike was the difference as United secured the result their dominance deserved at Burnley, with the 1-0 triumph giving them a three-point cushion over Liverpool heading into Sunday’s mouth-watering Anfield encounter.
The France international put in a man-of-the-match display, with Pogba’s resurgence mirroring United’s after a tough start to the season for both the club and player.
Asked about Pogba’s contribution, Solskjaer added: “I have always said Paul is a big, big player for us.
“He is a good character in the dressing room, he is always one who the lads look to, he is a world champion of course and we are seeing the best of Paul at the moment.
“He is getting better and better every game, he has been injured and got Covid, it is just natural he needed some time to get fit.”
Additional reporting by PA.