A brace from Paul Pogba and stunning solo goal from Anthony Martial secured the points for the Red Devils, moving them into the top four at the expense of Chelsea, who face Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.
The Red Devils are in red hot form at the moment under Solskjaer and it will be intriguing to see how they fare in the tough fixtures after the game against the Cottagers.
"We talked about this there's still a long way to go but we want to stay there (top four)."That's what we wanted, since Ole came, the top four.
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There are big games coming up and that will decide where we are going to finish at the end of the season".
"But my job description was, until the summer, get us playing in a certain way, get the mood back, get results - of course, I love every single minute of it and I'll take whatever comes when it comes".
"We've just got to concentrate on ourselves, we can't really control anything that other teams can do". "He came to the dressing room".
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. "First, it seemed very hard for us to reach the Champions League places in the Premier League and we are already there". The last-ditch, winning games at the end, winning points at the end, that was fantastic. "Above all, we have to try to enjoy these games because these are the games we all want to play in and to enjoy".
Ranieri felt his players lacked the composure at 1-0 down to get themselves back into the game against such talented opposition.
"You know he's going to be able to contribute and he will contribute, don't worry about that".