Manchester United moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League after a French midfielder Paul Pogba struck, winning a 1 – 0 over Burnley at Turf Moor Tuesday night.
They were duly rewarded for their control on 71 minutes when Pogba volleyed home from an excellent cross by Marcus Rashford.
It is the first time the Red Devils have topped the Premier League, in January, since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s team went on to win the title.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United coach, speaking about Paul Pogba’s goal, said; “I’ve always said Paul is a big player for us. He is a good character in the dressing room, he is always the one the lads look to and he’s a world champion of course, and I think he’s at his best at the moment.”
Solskjaer added: “What a brilliant position to be in. We know it’s going to be hard but we’re ready and hungry which is good and we couldn’t have asked for a better time to go there.”
Manchester United will make headway to facing Liverpool Football Club (LFC) this Sunday, at Anfield. A win against LFC would add them six points clear, off the reigning champions.
Uguru Iheke reporting, Obinwannem News