United boss Solskjaer praises ‘fantastic 80 minutes’ after win at Fulham

Rex Christensen
February 10, 2019

"A hard February but we have high hopes and I think we are in a good spell, especially in terms of confidence".

Anthony Martial's goal in Manchester United's 3-0 win over Fulham drew comparisons with a similar strike by Cristiano Ronaldo at the same end in 2007.

It actually shows that Pogba made quite an ordinary start to the game, only for proceedings to take a turn for the spectacular about 1:00 into the compilation.

It comes after his agent reportedly met with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at Fulham on Saturday.

Six of Pogba's goals have been penalties, but that shouldn't detract from the World Cup winner's influence under Solskjaer. The midfielder has been involved in more goals in Europe's top five leagues than anyone else in that time.

'Marcus is going to be a top-quality player. It was a surprise for Man United fans, but obviously Solskjaer thought the Englishman could do with a bit of a rest, especially before the match against PSG.

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Pogba's first goal came in the 14th minute and by the 65th minute, he had completed his brace pushing goal tally in the EPL to 11 goals and eight assists - the most ever in his career in a single season.

Pogba was supposed to be United's main man in the biggest games, such as against Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Manchester United want to capitalize on the situation and Express report that they are ready to spend up to £50 million to tempt him away from the embattled club.

And Solskjaer agreed the defeat of Claudio Ranieri's side was the flawless warm-up, telling reporters: "I would have to say so because it's a tough place to come and we gave them the first 10 minutes, maybe played into their hands, some counter-attacks, they put the ball into the box a few times but then, after we scored the first goal, we played a fantastic last 80 minutes".

"I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead of us as we prepare for a very busy period in the season".

United won possession and Phil Jones found the fleet-footed attacker just inside his own half. During Mourinho's time, it often looked like he was changing for the sake of changing and trying to prove a point to some of his players. This game was really important. That is a big quality.

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