Claudio Ranieri: Fulham lost their composure against Manchester United

  • Claudio Ranieri: Fulham lost their composure against Manchester United

Claudio Ranieri: Fulham lost their composure against Manchester United

With the South London side heading for an instant return to the Championship, however, The Express reports that Man United could be about to test their resolve.

Paul Pogba netted a brace against Fulham as Mancheser United moved up to fourth spot, and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the Frenchman.

Plaudits continue to rain down on a man who had looked out-of-sorts under Mourinho, with Smalling telling MUTV of the 25-year-old's latest showing: "He's got everything hasn't he!"

"Last year, we said that getting into second place was a fantastic thing due to the qualities we had compared to the qualities of the other teams fighting for the top four", he told RedeTV! He is a very good player, he can dribble, he can score the goals, he's strong, has character, is fast.

Victory at Craven Cottage was a 10th for United in an 11-game unbeaten run Solskjaer.

Smalling said of another France worldwide who has enjoyed a welcome return to form over recent weeks: "Especially at the start of the game, we wanted to isolate Anthony against the full-back".

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Martial and Manchester United are at Fulham today.

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And Pogba has warned United's rivals they are only growing in confidence.

Pogba and his United team-mates will be back in action on Tuesday night when they welcome French champions Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.