Pogba scored the victor in the 65th minute, his sixth in the competition from outside the penalty area in his career but just the third he has managed with his left foot.
The Premier League giants have not lost an away league game in more than a year and the three points in west London put them back to the top of the Premier League at the halfway stage of the season.
And legendary ex-United captain Rooney, now the manager of Derby County having retired as a player last week, is confident that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can take the Red Devils to glory this season.
Can Pogba help lead United to the title? "Sometimes I have to ask him to do less running".
"Now the squad is challenging for a Premier League title".
"I said six weeks ago to the coaches in the office that I felt Man United will win the league".
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I don't know if it's the case that players like that are more fragile, or that they feel they deserve more than they are getting. "We've shown great improvement in mentality as well as physical robustness".
He has been hailed as the symbol of Manchester United's failings over the last few years, yet Paul Pogba is answering his critics after firing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side back to the top of the Premier League table by scoring the victor in a 2-1 victory at Fulham. "It's such an unpredictable season anyway". But when they do play to their top level, they have the ability to change a game, as Pogba has done twice now for United.
But also, they can't keep going a goal down in games - they recovered well against Fulham and that was a big win on Wednesday, but one day you will draw a blank, your luck will run out. "Today went in and really happy for that", Pogba responded. Today we made a decision to play him in midfield and it was worth it. And he is at the moment. "There was one tackle in the second half that I was anxious about, but he played very well".
The win extends United's unbeaten league record to 13 games, and their away record to a whopping 17 games unbeaten, the longest the club have managed since 1999.
The best of those chances fell to Pogba in the final 10 minutes but, just eight yards out from goal, he blazed his shot straight at Alisson in the Liverpool goal.