Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tips Manchester United for glory in Europe


"We gave them the first 10 minutes, maybe played into their hands".

United sealed a comfortable 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage as a Paul Pogba brace and a fine Anthony Martial strike extended Solskjaer's unbeaten start as interim manager.

"We talked about this there's still a long way to go but we want to stay there (top four)."

Manchester United can climb in to the top four with a win over Fulham at Craven Cottage at lunchtime.

"But my job description was, until the summer, get us playing in a certain way, get the mood back, get results - of course, I love every single minute of it and I'll take whatever comes when it comes".

When the former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss was asked about his objective for the rest of the season, he responded with a simple plan in mind: "Try to win as many points as possible and try nearly the miracle to end in fourth". "Paul can do that with his qualities".

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Asked if this was ideal preparation for facing PSG, Solskjaer said: "Yes, I would have to say so because it's a tough place to come".

Martial is showing why Man United made him the world's most expensive teenager in 2015.

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. "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". Pogba is the captain in everything but name, the leader in the dressing room and on the pitch.

Ranieri felt his players lacked the composure at 1-0 down to get themselves back into the game against such talented opposition.

In the center forward position, Rashford has been fantastic under Solskjaer but he needs to rest and we can expect Belgian global Romelu Lukaku to return to the starting XI. "They want always to see that the players fight until the end".

They host Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League fixture at Old Trafford on Tuesday, February 12.