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A brace from Paul Pogba and a sensational solo goal from Anthony Martial were enough for the Premier League's form side, who have picked up 25 points from nine games since replacing Jose Mourinho with Solskjaer in December.

"He is playing to his potential, we are trying to push the team forward to put players in positions where they can hurt teams", Solskjaer said of man-of-the-match Pogba.

Paul Pogba opened the scoring for United, with Anthony Martial finding the back of the net with a superb strike to double their lead in the first half.

Manchester United can ride their resurgence to mount a realistic challenge for the Champions League, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is edging closer to becoming the club's permanent manager.

Pogba later fired a warning to the chasing pack that they intend "to stay there", adding: "It feels great".

Here are three talking points from this crucial result that saw the Red Devils fire into the top-four.




"We were very far behind and now we get back to the top four but there's still a long way to go with big games coming up so it won't be easy". He made so many runs against Fulham that the dejected opponents stopped trying to check him. Martial played his France teammate in and Pogba rifled an effort past goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who would have been disappointed to be beaten at his near post.

Defeat for Fulham leaves them 19th in the table, with supporters jeering manager Claudio Ranieri's substitutions and with louder boos heard at full-time. "He came to the dressing room".

Solskjaer has implemented a significantly more positive environment at United and his side have reaped the benefits, winning ten of his eleven games in charge.

Ranieri felt his players lacked the composure at 1-0 down to get themselves back into the game against such talented opposition. "They want always to see that the players fight until the end".

The decision to make six changes with Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first leg against Paris St Germain on his mind could have backfired in the capital, but Fulham and their terrible defence were no match for the visitors.

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