Phelan, Ferdinand and Neville react as United go top of the league

Tanya Simon
January 13, 2021

Solskjaer described the win as "a hard-fought three points" and said it "always is" against Burnley.

Liverpool could end up being six points behind the Old Trafford club with a defeat, so it's a very important time in the season for the two.

But it is a case of a Liverpool team, who have built an unbelievable home record during the past three seasons, coming up against a Manchester United side who have been deadly on the road for the past 12 months.

With still half of the campaign to be played, there's nearly certainly set to be more twists and turns before the title will be decided but United know that a win this weekend would put a huge dent in their rival's hopes of defending their crown. "He is a good character in the dressing room, he is always one the lads look to (because) he's a world champion".

"But at the moment we are where we are".

When Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United in a then-world record £89.1 million transfer from Juventus in August 2016, it was for nights like this at Burnley.

Pogba met a cross from Marcus Rashford with a first-time volley from the edge of the area that struck the outstretched leg of Burnley right back Matt Lowton and ricocheted through the legs of goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Everton moved back into the top four and within four points of United as they overcame an injury crisis to beat Wolves 2-1 at Molineux.

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Carlo Ancelotti was forced to start without a recognised striker without Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison only fit enough for a place on the bench.

Michael Keane's towering header won the game 13 minutes from time to bolster the Blues' European ambitions. "We are in good shape, good form, hungry, these boys want to get better and that's a test again".

Speaking after United climbed to the top of the Premier League table, Neville talked up his old side's chances of winning the league.

Whether that is a coincidence or that Raiola's words gave Pogba a sense of freedom, United won't really mind if it results in the player continuing to make a difference as he did at Burnley.

They will face the same opponents on Merseyside on Sunday.

This was Pogba's 3rd goal of the season and was pivotal for the team on the night. "It looked like we got our identity back", Wilder said. "We will see what is going to happen".

The Magpies could yet find themselves dragged into a relegation battle as they remain eight points above the drop zone in 15th, but have played two games more than Fulham in 18th.

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