Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says he is "always smiling" under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pogba endured a difficult relationship with former boss Jose Mourinho, who left him on the bench for the defeat at Liverpool in December, in what turned out to be Mourinho’s final match in charge.

The France international has been rejuvenated since Solskjaer, who coached Pogba at United's academy, came in and gave him freedom to perform.

That has seen him score four goals and provide four assists, the latest of which was a fine ball for Marcus Rashford to bag the winning goal in Sunday's 1-0 win over Tottenham.

Pogba believes he has "come out of the shadows" and is loving life under the Norwegian.

"Before the coach arrived I was in the shadows, on the bench, and I accepted that," he said. "It is a pleasure to play again. That's normal. Now I am always smiling.

"It's a pleasure to be reunited with him. I knew him from the academy and the reserves, when his nickname was 'Super Sub'.

"He is doing a really good job. As a player he knew the mentality of this club. He has come back to help us and it is going very well. The season is long so let's see how it goes.

"I am playing a bit further forward. I have more security behind me, it gives me the freedom to go forwards to try to get into the box and support the strikers."

Pogba is a happy man

Although Pogba played well and Rashford scored the winner, United's three points at Wembley was down to the heroics of David De Gea.

De Gea pulled off a series of saves at Wembley to keep United's lead intact and help deliver Solskjaer's sixth consecutive win.

The Spaniard denied Harry Kane four times, Dele Alli on three occasions, Fernando Llorente and Toby Alderweireld to ensure Rashford's first-half goal was enough for United.

Such performances have become the norm for De Gea in recent years and team-mate Jesse Lingard said it was just another day at the office for the Spain goalkeeper.

Pogba, De Gea and Lingard

"It's a normal day for him, he was excellent," he said. "They looked like scoring but he's saved us.

"We see that in training and it pays off when it comes to the big games. Some of his saves, you're like, 'Oh my god'."

De Gea's contract with United expires next summer but it is understood that talks on a new deal are ongoing and Lingard hopes the 28-year-old extends his stay at Old Trafford.

He added: "He's one of the best keepers in the world, if not the best. We want him to stay. Having a keeper like that gives you extra confidence. He's a great goalkeeper."