Solskjaer pleased with PSG CL clash in Fulham win
Manchester United moved temporarily into the champions league places with a 3-0 win over Fulham with Paul Pogba grabbing a brace as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares for Tuesday’s champions league clash against PSG.
The Red Devils were lucky to escape Fulham’s onslaught in the first opening minutes as Lucas Vietto and Andre Schurrle wasted point-blank chances only for United to strike with Pogba’s near post finish past Sergio Rico on 14 minutes.
Anthony Martial added the second from a run inside his half dodging the lily whites defenders to get one on one with Rico and slot it past the keeper on 23 minutes gone.
Pogba added his brace from the penalty spot on 65 minutes after Le Marchand dreadful day was compounded with conceding a spot-kick after bringing down Juan Mata.
“We gave them the first 10 minutes, maybe played into their hands. They had 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.
“It’s a squad game and today, of course, it’s a chance for everyone to say ‘I want to play on Tuesday night because it’s a big game’.
“You’ve got to trust the players because the league is vital for us but it’s a chance for them to say ‘I should play on Tuesday’.
“I’ve been in that situation a few times myself and it’s about who grabs it. There were some good performances today, I have to say.”
“(Being in the top four) is a big thing,”
“But then again there are so many games to go, so we’ve got a look forward, the next league game is Liverpool, of course.
“So let’s make sure we stay in the top four and we’ll do that if we get some help, but we’ve got to concentrate on ourselves, we can’t really think about or control what other teams do.”