But Solskjaer returned Pogba to his starting XI against Brighton and Tottenham, and the midfielder struggled to reach top gear in either game.
With the benefit of hindsight, Solskjaer now believes that it was unfair of him rushing Pogba back into the first team.
"When you've got good players it's a nice challenge and a decision to make when you've got good players on the bench that can come on and impact the game," Solskjaer said.
"I think Paul, all three games this week, he's really come on and made a very positive impact. He's been out for a while with coronavirus this summer, so he's getting better and better and maybe more his shape.
"Maybe I was unfair to him starting him that early in the first few games but he's coming on and he's done great when he's come on."