And after their Champions League commitments in Paris on Wednesday, Solskjaer's side face another crucial test in the Premier League when they travel to Arsenal on Sunday. Indeed, the symbolism of this...
"This was the ideal team to beat today and we knew before the game it was like a final", said Andone.
"It's a very important win for us", he adds.
And even people at the club are wondering what's taking so long, as the London Evening Standard say United staff are curious as to what the hold up is in the decision to get Solskjaer confirmed in the hot seat.
Old Trafford bore witness to an electrifying encounter on Saturday afternoon, when Andreas Pereira's stunner and a thumping Romelu Lukaku strike cancelled out an outrageous first-half effort by Yan Valery.
Pereira then stepped forward into the no.10 role, Scott McTominay moved further up the pitch and played alongside Pogba in centre-midfield, while Luke Shaw was pushed on, creating a 3-4-1-2 formation for the Reds.
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He will be very much missed. "Any illusion to strong and stable ended before it began, but this is beyond parody". Mr Eustice is a longstanding Brexiteer, who stood as a UKIP MEP candidate before joining the Conservatives.
"We're playing against one of the best teams in Europe with some absolute quality players but who knows?"
Just five minutes later the Brazilian's toe-poke found Lukaku inside the box and he shifted the ball onto his right foot to find the bottom left-hand corner of Gunn's goal to give the lead to Manchester United.
"I've been part of that so many times myself".
Having introduced club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a short-term replacement for Jose Mourinho back in December, many believed that the Norwegian would merely be keeping the seat warm for a more established name to arrive in the summer, Mauricio Pochettino being the outstanding candidate.
At the time (of his appointment) Ed Woodward probably thought: "I'm going to get him as a stop-gap " and I was of the same thinking.
"I've missed penalties, he's a confident boy, he wants to go and take the next one, you want that character". "Everyone has got to be ready and I'm sure whoever comes in will go and do their job the best they can".