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Solskjaer hails Martial after Man Utd 'Ronaldo' wonder goal

Solskjaer hails Martial after Man Utd 'Ronaldo' wonder goal

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial both scored superb goals in the first half, as Fulham just couldn't cope with United's rapid counter attacks.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he was tasked with restoring Manchester United's style of play and a positive mood around the club when he was hired as caretaker manager.

The Norwegian has overseen 10 wins from his 11 games at the helm and he made six changes in west London with one eye on his first taste of managing the Red Devils in Europe.

The win lifts United into fourth place in the Premier League ahead of a daunting run of fixtures, which includes the first leg of their last-16 tie with PSG, an FA Cup trip to Chelsea and home league game against Liverpool.

Match Of The Day host Lineker took to Twitter to remind Manchester United supporters of Mourinho's comments after their 3-0 win secured a return to the top four.

That goal came after the hosts nearly took the lead themselves in the first minute, with Luciano Vietto firing wide after being set up by Andre Schurrle.

But that confident play was short-lived, with an early error by Fulham centre-back Maxime Le Marchand sapping confidence.




Ryan Babel, in particular, was often guilty of taking a series of bad first-touches, which robbed Fulham of the opportunity of initiating numerous counter attacks while Luciano Vietto also missed a golden opportunity in the very first minute of the game. "I speak to him like I do with the others, that's management".

Handball appeals and a deflected Jean Michael Seri attempt was the meek response offered by Fulham, who saw Martial and Jones efforts deflect wide as half-time approached.

"You know he's going to be able to contribute and he will contribute, don't worry about that".

United dominated the second half without exerting themselves. But he helped create the penalty that led to the third goal when he charged forward to pass to Juan Mata, who was bundled over inside the area by Fulham's Maxime Le Marchand.

Late chances at both ends saw David De Gea deny Mitrovic's header, then substitute Alexis Sanchez raced free but his shot was straight at Sergio Rico.

"Of course I look at the squad, players, who can produce and perform now, next year and in two years?"


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