Manchester United moves to 4th after stroll over Fulham.


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Manchester United moved to 4th place in the Premier League table after a convincing straightforward 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday in the Premier League.

Solskjaer’s side got their inspiration from two Frenchmen in Martial and Pogba as they prepare for a huge battle against Paris St Germain.

A brace  from the revitalized  Paul Pogba and a  solo effort from Anthony Martial helped Manchester United to see off Fulham.

It was their 10th win  in 11 matches in all competitions under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Premier League’s manager of the month for January, Solskjaer made six changes from the 1-0 win at Leicester City with Marcus Rashford dropped to the bench.

It did not look like a whitewash was on the horizon from the word go.

An encouraging start from Fulham saw Luciano Vietto scuff a volley wide from a promising position.

Vietto’s  miss was punished by Pogba 14 minutes in, the midfielder racing onto Martial’s pass and blasting left-footed beyond Sergio Rico at the near post.

 

Paul Pogba  has scored 11 goals in the Premier League this season, his record in a single season in the Top 5 European leagues.


Manchester united doubled their lead 23 minutes in.

Phil Jones won back the ball and released Martial, who burst forward while holding off Denis Odoi, skipped beyond Maxime Le Marchand and slotted past Rico, a sublime finish it was.

Ander Herrera saw a half-volley beaten away by Rico as United pushed for a third, and they promptly found it from the penalty spot 64 minutes in, Pogba sweeping the ball into the right-hand corner after Le Marchand tripped Juan Mata.

Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League  and travel to Chelsea before their next league outing, at home to Liverpool on February 24.

Fulham travel to West Ham for a London derby in the next 13 days.

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