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

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Manchester United vs. Fulham: Martial scores wild goal as Red Devils enter Premier League's top four

The midfield trifecta of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba continued their excellent form this weekend by producing yet another dominant performance against the Cottagers.

Alexis Sanchez has sent a thinly veiled dig at sacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as he hails Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for trusting Paul Pogba.

Just after the hour-mark, Pogba would score again, this time from the penalty spot after Juan Mata was fouled in the box by Maxime Le Marchand, a player who had a game to forget.

United doubled their lead on 23 minutes when Martial showed shades of Cristiano Ronaldo's famous late victor at Craven Cottage in 2007.

"At Manchester United we go into every game thinking we can win it". We're improving, we're still getting better.

"We know there's a very, very good player there with Fred so hopefully he'll adjust to the English game because there's no doubt there's talent, absolutely no doubt", he said last month.

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.

We would signpost some of the very best moments but Pogba barely put a foot wrong beyond the first 30 minutes.

Herrera makes on average more interceptions per match than any other midfielder in the Premier League (Sky Sports), which bears out his role as a pro-active ball-winner. It's a tough period coming up, but these are the games you want to play in, the games you want to be available for.

His ability to pick out a player from over 50 yards away can be uncanny when he's on form and he even seemed to form a connection with Dalot on the right flank.

Certainly when the draw was made for the Champions League last 16 in December, and they were pitched against Paris St-Germain, there were not many who thought that United could win it.

"I've said it in the past, we've not achieved anything yet, we're under no illusions but we're heading in the right direction". Have your say in the comments section below.

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