Paul Pogba Gave His Shirt To A Fan Following Win Over Fulham

Ross Houston
February 10, 2019

United, temporarily at least, moved up into fourth place for the first time since the opening day of the season following a ninth league win in 10 games under the Norwegian's interim tenure.

Fulham fans made their feelings clear as they booed Schurrle when he was replaced by Cyrus Christie on 53 minutes and applauded the decision to take off Ryan Babel on 77 minutes after the Netherlands global had hit the post from point blank range. "There were some good performances today, I have to say". He has three braces to his name just since Solskjaer came in and this one was completed with a precise penalty, but a handsome finish from a tight angle preceded it. That means 36% of the goals he has scored in his Premier League career have come during Solskjaer's time in charge. It was a win which lifted United back into the top four since August - a remarkable achievement given the way United had looked to be struggling for form and confidence in the final months of Mourinho.

"I remember doing a game with you very early into Ole's reign and you [Louis Saha] were saying about Paul Pogba that he's one of the best players around, bar none", Redknapp told Sky Sports News. "It's the players who play, it's the staff, how we do things at Carrington, at the training ground, the mood, it's never about one person when the team is winning games". We've done really well in the 11 games we've played but it's down to the team effort. They did, and the supporters did.

Ranieri felt his players lacked the composure at 1-0 down to get themselves back into the game against such talented opposition. "We knew coming here we always have the fans behind that goal and it is just a shame we couldn't play [for them in the first half] like we did in the second half".

Solskjaer and Pogba have some tough times ahead though. "Four minutes before full-time we were 2-0 down".

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

It was also reminiscent of another United goal at Craven Cottage over a decade ago, scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. "When you play against champions you have to stay calm and not lose your composure - that is the real problem".

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