Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'to be appointed Manchester United boss'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'to be appointed Manchester United boss'

Since Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] came in we talked about this, we want to be at the top, in 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.

As soon as Pogba's opening goal - his 10th PL strike of the season - hit the net in the 14th minute of the game, all Manchester United players were seen celebrating immediately, except star striker Romelu Lukaku.

Fred was left out of the United squad entirely as the Red Devils strolled to victory over Fulham on Saturday afternoon, but Solskjaer claimed that he will still have a chance to impress before the end of the season.

"It was a big game for us", he said. "Of course, we're all happy after winning the game".

He was also keen to emphasise that United's revived fortunes since he took over in December from Jose Mourinho were about the whole club's work and not just his own influence.

The Red Devils eased to a 10th win in 11 games under their caretaker manager on Saturday, thanks to a double from Paul Pogba and a fine Anthony Martial solo goal at Craven Cottage, despite Solskjaer making six changes to the side that won at Leicester City last week.

"I don't really like to compare players, but I know that Paul is in good form, in a good place at the moment", Solskjaer said.

"We just want to stay there [in the top four] and when we need three points, we get the three points like today". We're improving, we're still getting better.

Solskjaer, with one eye on Tuesday's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain, started with Romelu Lukaku in attack as in-form Marcus Rashford was dropped on the bench. Everyone's got to take us seriously now, you know?

Pogba was an unused substitute in Mourinho's last two league games but he has now scored eight goals in his last eight appeareances. And finally, it was Pogba (2 goals), who eased United's transition in the final third with some excellent passing and hold-up play in and around the half-spaces.

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