Paul Pogba's incredible stats since the arrival of Solskjaer at Old Trafford

Heather Diaz
February 11, 2019

Here are three talking points from this crucial result that saw the Red Devils fire into the top-four.

Manchester United's Brazilian pair Fred and Andreas Perreira still have a future at the club according to interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

A lot will probably depend on how the Red Devils fare in their crucial Champions League fixture against PSG next week as the Red Devils brace themselves for arguably their toughest challenge this season.

"It was a big game for us", he said.

Pogba has been a key figure since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho December and the caretaker coach was delighted with what he saw from the midfielder. We've proven that in the last 10 or 12 games.

"When I played, the manager was always assuring us that when you're a part of this squad, you're important for us".

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United went 1-0 up in the 14th minute thanks to a wonderful through ball from Anthony Martial to Paul Pogba - who blasted it into the near post first time.

And Solskjaer agreed the defeat of Claudio Ranieri's side was the flawless warm-up, telling reporters: "I would have to say so because it's a tough place to come and we gave them the first 10 minutes, maybe played into their hands, some counter-attacks, they put the ball into the box a few times but then, after we scored the first goal, we played a fantastic last 80 minutes". "I told my players that it's important to show our fans we're alive, we try to do our best until the end". "We just need to keep improving and keep picking up points", said Jones.

The Portuguese boss did qualify for the last-16 of this year's European competition and Sanchez believes United have a good chance of winning against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. "You know he's going to be able to contribute and he will contribute, don't worry about that".

He has covered the most ground of any player in his last two Premier League appearances (Sky Sports) and he is more than willing to do his fair share of dirty work - and some of Pogba's too.

Paul Pogba has warned Chelsea FC that Manchester United have their sights set on a top-four finish this season.

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