Paul Pogba has issued Manchester United a challenge after his brace helped them claim a 3-0 win at Fulham.
The Red Devils made it 10 wins out of 11 games under interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to move into the top four of the Premier League with fifth-place Chelsea, who are now two points behind, to play Manchester City on Sunday.
Pogba continued his fine form again today by scoring twice against Fulham with his fellow Frenchman Anthony Martial netting the other goal for United.
And now the 25-year-old midfielder has challenged United to stay in the top-four in the standings after coming back from an 11-point deficit in December.
“It feels great. It’s what we wanted since Ole came. We want to be in the top four. There’s still a long way to go but we want to stay there,” Pogba told Sky Sports.
“We were very far and now, to get back to the top four, is a good result. But, like I said, we have big games coming up. It’s not going to be easy.
“It’s always good but the big teams now just stay there. When we need three points, we get the three points, when we’re playing away. There are big games coming up and that will decide where we’re going to stay at the end of the season.”
Pogba has now managed eight goals and five assists in 10 appearances under Solskjaer since he replaced Jose Mourinho in the dugout at Old Trafford.
He added: “It’s always great to score goals but the most important thing is to win games. When you don’t win, it’s not the same feeling.
“I feel great, the team feels good, and we just have to carry on like this. This game was really important.
“It’s a good sign, it gives confidence to the team. We have to carry on like that to stay in the top four.”
United will next face Paris Saint-Germain for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
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