Manchester United fans react to Paul Pogba's performance vs Fulham

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That swaggering solo effort was followed by the influential Pogba's second-half penalty as United moved into fourth place, one point above Chelsea, who face Manchester City on Sunday.

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.

United seemed happy to invite Fulham onto them in order to strike on the break, and they did so in ruthless fashion 23 minutes in. The Frenchman took off, bursting forward under pressure from Denis Odoi and jinked past Le Marchand before finding the bottom corner.

A double from Paul Pogba and another from Anthony Martial ensured that Manchester United came away with an emphatic 3-0 win over Fulham.

Ranieri understands the frustration of the fans, many of whom chanted "You don't know what you're doing" when Ranieri took off Andre Schurrle for Cyrus Christie after 53 minutes.

Romelu Lukaku's pass found Juan Mata just inside the area and Le Marchand responded with a panicked shove, conceding a penalty that Pogba converted in typically nonchalant style.

United substitute Alexis Sanchez shot straight at Rico when clean through and then saw his cross nodded just over by Scott McTominay, while Fulham's best chance for a consolation goal fell to Ryan Babel, who somehow hit the outside of the post from practically on the goal-line, drawing a wry smile from his manager.

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"No [Solskjaer said when asked if United can win the title this season] it's too far, the teams are [too far] ahead", Solskjaer added.

It brought back good memories for co-commentator Gary Neville, who recalled an nearly identical strike from Ronaldo at Craven Cottage in 2007, a late victor during a vital 2-1 victory as they went on to win the Premier League title. Fulham remain second from bottom and seven points from safety on 17 points.

Manchester United's form under interim manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer has been nothing short of incredible, with the Red Devils securing ten wins out of 11 games in all competitions under the Norwegian.

"It will be the big games coming up now that decide where we end the season".

- Martial has now been directly involved in 50 Premier League goals (33 goals, 17 assists) - more than any other United player since his debut in September 2015.

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