Solskjaer: Victory at Fulham ideal preparation for PSG

Tanya Simon
February 10, 2019

They have come a long way since the pre-Christmas sacking of Jose Mourinho and the arrival of caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pogba stole the show but Martial impressed on his recall with Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling helping to keep a clean sheet after coming back into the side, with Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata also given a chance to impress.

"I thought we were fantastic for the last 80 minutes", he told reporters.

- Fulham have conceded 58 goals in 26 Premier League games this season; only three sides have shipped more at this stage in the history of the competition (Barnsley in 97-98 - 62, Swindon Town in 93-94 - 60 and Blackburn Rovers in 11-12 - 59).

This game was very important, like you can see we are fourth, even though Chelsea haven't played.

Discussing his decision to change his line-up, which including leaving Marcus Rashford on the bench after he picked up a knock at Leicester, Solskjaer said: "If we are going to be successful this season, we need everyone to contribute and everyone in the squad knows they've got chance to contribute if it's now or next week or the week after".

Manchester United swept into fourth place in the Premier League as Anthony Martial's sublime strike inspired their 3-0 win over struggling Fulham on Saturday.

"I just spoke to him outside here".

"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".

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"We have big games coming up, so it won't be easy".

Ranieri felt his players lacked the composure at 1-0 down to get themselves back into the game against such talented opposition.

While United's supporters revelled in watching the legendary figure in the dugout mastermind another victory, Fulham's fans booed Claudio Ranieri down the tunnel after the final whistle.

"We started very well", he said.

"We are trying to put the team forward to put players in positions where they can hurt teams".

As for his goal double against Fulham, Pogba said: "It's always great to score goals, most important is to win games".

"Manchester have champions in their squad and kept possession of the ball - for us it was then more hard".

We dug out Ronaldo's goal for you to compare. "When you play against champions you have to stay calm and not lose your composure - that is the real problem".

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