Solskjaer heaped praise on his midfield after the game, specifically Fred and McTominay, who had an issue to overcome in the first half.
"They're in good form now," the United boss told reporters.
"They're good players and played really well against Newcastle, they laid the foundation for the win in that game and laid the foundation for today as well.
"Scotty played the first-half with one eye as well, that was the most impressive thing, because he lost his contact lens. That was impressive."