Man United march into top 4 after defeating Fulham

Heather Diaz
February 10, 2019

Manchester United's Paul Pogbacelebrates scoring their third goal with Chris Smalling during their match against Fulham at Craven Cottage in London, February 9, 2019.

Gary Lineker took to Twitter to post an apt Jose Mourinho quote after Manchester United moved back into the top four thanks to Saturday evening's 3-0 win at Fulham.

United's run of form has seen them be unbeaten in 11 games in all, with two wins coming in the FA Cup, only failing to beat Burnley but even that game didn't halt their momentum as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in a result that must have felt nearly like a win.

Solskjaer, who has made his desire to be offered the job on a permanent basis no secret, suggested after that game how his side can still have a say in who takes the title home this season.

One player that has hit the ground running since Solskjaer appointment is Paul Pogba. The former Monaco man, who has just recently signed a five-year extension to his stay at Old Trafford, amazed significantly with his solo-goal.

"We have to carry on playing like we did today".

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Can United finish in the top four? "There's still a long way to go and we have a lot of big games coming up", he told BBC.

"It's tough being away from my family, of course, but it's a challenge every single day here because we play Fulham now, we need three points to get into the top four, then it's Paris Saint-Germain, then Chelsea - it's just challenge after challenge".

Schuerrle came off near the start of the second half, giving way to Cyrus Christie as the Cottagers looked for ways to get themselves back in the game.

The crowd, unimpressed at the Schuerrle substitution and the very late introduction of promotion heroes Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney, booed Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri off at the end of the match.

"We've done really well in the 11 games we've played but that's a team effort", Solskjaer said. It is always good [to win], but we have big teams [to play] now.

It was also reminiscent of another United goal at Craven Cottage over a decade ago, scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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