Other contenders remain in the frame for the permanent United job, including Zinedine Zidane, Gareth Southgate, Massimiliano Allegri and beaten Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Next month's Champions League round-of-16 clash against Paris Saint-Germain will be a significant marking post, as will Old Trafford encounters with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea between now and the end of the season.
Jesse Lingard had intercepted a pass at the half way line and laid it off for Pogba who passed attractive for Rashford who made no mistake to find the net. It was the pass of a player at the top of his game, who has the confidence to take the risky option rather than play it safe.
"I am enjoying playing football (under Solskjaer)". When I play, attack is where I feel the most comfortable. This is my position. "The best example is Frank Lampard".
And he told VG: "It's a real pleasure to work with Ole again. Hopefully we can see the best of him because he's a top, top player".
Solskjaer has not revived Pogba merely with an arm around his shoulder.
Pogba was instrumental in the win and only had his thunder stolen by a fantastic display from David de Gea to keep the clean-sheet.
So while Solskjaer's tactical plan was the foundation for victory, which moves United to within six points of fourth-placed Chelsea, the 45-year-old's personality has been just as important in turning the team around.
Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez might be handed a start tonight against Spurs.
But, Southgate could now have his head turned by the prospect of managing one of the biggest club teams on the planet, in a shock switch that would deflate a nation, given the huge impact he's had at the helm of England. The 45-year-old was initially brought in to steady the ship after a tumultuous spell under Mourinho and he has been able to get the best out of Pogba having worked with the World Cup victor when he was reserve team coach at Old Trafford between 2008 and 2010.