The French connection has delivered again for Manchester United, as the Red Devils beat Fulham 0-3 on Craven Cottage.
Paul Pogba scored 2 goals and Anthony Martial added one to fire Macnhester United into the top four and put extra pressure on Chelsea before their trip to Manchester City.
Pogba scored the first goal in the 14th minute to give United an early lead against the Cottagers. Martial, who assisted the first goal, scored an amazing second after a solo run from the middle of the pitch. The goal was similar to Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike at Craven Cottage back in 2007.
Calum Chambers’ 18-yard drive was saved by David de Gea before the break, but Fulham offered little else in terms of an attacking threat before their defensive fragility haunted them once again.
In the second half, Manchester United controlled the most of the game. Romelu Lukaku squared the ball to Juan Mata at the end of the dart in Fulham territory, Le Marchand bundled the Spaniard to the ground in the penalty area. Paul Pogba scored his second from the spot-kick and put the game to bed in the 65th minute.
Solskjaer won his 10th game since took over from Mourinho and managed to rest some of his best players as well. Marcus Rashford spent the whole game on the bench, while he took off the scorers Pogba and Martial in the second half. Victor Lindelof and Ashley Young have been rested as well, before the Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
United were 11 points off the Premier League’s top four when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over, but their 8th Premier League victory of his interim tenure has moved them into the top four for the first time since the opening weekend of the season.
The Red Devils face PSG on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 on Old Trafford. What are your expectations and do you believe that we can win the game and go though to the quarter-finals?
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