Manchester United wins at Craven Cottage to top EPL

Manchester United's Paul Pogba

Manchester United are clear table leaders of the premier league. After netting two goals against host Fulham on Wednesday, the club has now moved three points clear of the runners up. Leapfrogging Manchester City who held the position briefly after Aston Villa match.

For their last five matches, United have managed to win four of them. This likely affirms the club’s resurgence in the premier league. Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has however continued to play down title contender ship talk. In their recent form especially on top of the league, talks are continuing to grow with the club seen as top contenders for this campaign.

At Craven Cottage on Wednesday, Manchester United had a tall order of stopping the host. Lying in the relegation zone, the home side scored their only goal in the fifth minute of the play. That affirmed their determination to win the match as they are now fighting for survival in the league.

United would, however, get a goal from Edison Cavani who scored an equalizer at the 20th minute of play. United’s chances of winning the match were further bolstered and cemented a goal from Paul Pogba on the 65th minute. The on-form midfielder continued with his fine run in the league where he has scored two goals in the last five matches that he has started.

This made Ole Gunnar to shower the world cup winner with a lot of praise in the post-match interview.

In his assessment, Paul Pogba is a very dependable and key figure at Manchester United. This is not anything different than the tactician has said about the French in recent matches, however.

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Phenomenal Manchester United

In recognizing the good progress at the club. United coach was more specific on Paul Pogba as a phenomenal player.

“We have always said Paul can do everything, he can play wide, play in midfield, create chances and shoot,” the Norwegian said. “Today we felt his position was midfield and what a goal with his left foot. He was so committed and got tackles in as well.”

Indeed, the United midfielder has been of great form and help at the club. He continues to step up when most needed. His recent form is totally opposite to what he was at the start of the campaign. In the early campaign, Pogba struggled with injury, fitness level amidst coronavirus among other things. That one really frustrated and limited his participation at the club. His form had really sunk down and even talks of him of leaving the club had started to spur up.

After the Wednesday results, United can only hope that they continue with the same pace going forward. Toping the table for the first time since January 2013, with Sir Alex Ferguson, the club can actually cement their presence at the top by continuing with the good run. That one will eventually make them the league champions.

In other premier league results, Manchester City won against Aston Villa by a 2-1 goal margin. On Tuesday, Chelsea fell victims to Leicester City where they were defeated two-nil before West Ham hammered Westbromvich Albion 2-1 in another spectacular league match.

The results now leave Manchester United at the top of the table. They are closely followed by Manchester City who has a game in hand. Slightly below City are Leicester City then defending champions Liverpool FC who closes the top four teams in the current campaign.