A brace from Paul Pogba and stunning solo goal from Anthony Martial secured the points for the Red Devils, moving them into the top four at the expense of Chelsea, who face Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.
Manchester United were looking to record an eighth win in nine games in the Premier League since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the reins from Mourinho in December. We've talked about this - how we wanted to be in the top four and although there is still a long way to go, we are there and we want to stay there. Next is Paris St-Germain and then we have to keep trying to get three points in the league'.
PSG's visit to Old Trafford kicks off a tough run of fixtures for Solskjaer's team. "There were some good performances today, I have to say". "There are big games coming up and that will decide where we are going to finish at the end of the season".
The crowd, unimpressed at the Schuerrle substitution and the very late introduction of promotion heroes Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney, booed Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri off at the end of the match.
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Curiously, it was the wind, which made the ball move weirdly in the air, and not their opponents that took United a while to get used to. The midfielder has been involved in more goals in Europe's top five leagues than anyone else in that time.
The France global had already created the opening goal of a one-sided contest for his compatriot Paul Pogba with a clever reverse pass, before he produced the moment of the game midway through the first half. I love working with him.
Just after the hour-mark, Pogba would score again, this time from the penalty spot after Juan Mata was fouled in the box by Maxime Le Marchand, a player who had a game to forget.
"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.
"I thought we were fantastic for the last 80 minutes", he told reporters.