New Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made four changes for Saturday's trip to Cardiff. Photo: Craig Brough/Reuters

CARDIFF – Paul Pogba returned to the Manchester United starting line-up for the first time in four Premier League games as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made four changes for Saturday's trip to Cardiff from Jose Mourinho's final game in charge.

Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday after a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last weekend that left United 19 points off the top of the table and 11 adrift of the top four.

Pogba was left on the bench for the full 90 minutes at Anfield, but returns along with Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial with Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Matteo Darmian and Romelu Lukaku dropping out.

The match started on a positive for the new Manchester United caretaker manager Solskjaer as Marcus Rashford found the back of the net from a penalty kick after only three minutes.

Agence France-Presse (AFP)