Mathias Pogba slams Jose Mourinho for brother Paul's struggles at Manchester United

Mathias Pogba slams Jose Mourinho for brother Paul's struggles at Manchester United

Manchester United produced an uncharacteristic off-form display at home to Championship strugglers Reading in the FA Cup third round tie on Saturday afternoon, but still managed to engineer a comfortable 2-0 victory thanks in part to a controversial VAR decision.

"You'd be happy with four wins from four - and finally we kept a clean sheet too", said a delighted Solskjaer.

"We are looking forward to that one because that'll give me more of a reference on where we are against the top boys".

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World Cup victor Paul Pogba has scored seven Premier League goals and nine in all competitions for United, who are fifth ahead of their blockbuster trip to Tottenham on Sunday.

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, handed his first start under the interim manager, took his chance with United's second goal just before half-time after Juan Mata's penalty put the hosts in front. Newcastle United needed a late Matt Ritchie penalty to salvage a replay against Blackburn Rovers while Norwich City, second in the Championship, were surprised 1-0 at home by third-tier high-flyers Portsmouth who grabbed a stoppage-time victor.

"Spurs away, that's a proper test", Solskjaer said.

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In other matches, Watford and Bournemouth scored six goals between them in a 26-minute span in the first half in their 3-3 draw. I'm here to voice my opinion on that and I'm sure we'll sit down, me and Ed, if we've got anything in the pipeline.

Romelu Lukaku believes Manchester United are "back to ourselves" after a hard few months.

"When I'm in a position, I never look back on what I'm doing that way. And right now everything is going well and now hopefully we can turn it up a notch and improve a bit more as a team like the manager wants us to play and that's it".

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Lukaku added that his boss, a consummate finisher during his playing days at Old Trafford, is helping him with his shooting.

"In training when we do the finishing, he helps us a lot - how to strike the ball, how to move away from the ball".

"We have performed a lot better, but you can't ask for fantasy football every time and with the changes I made you can't expect it to have the same flow and rhythm", Solskjaer, who became the first United manager to begin his reign with five straight wins since Matt Busby, told reporters.

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"Through the middle, just facing the goal at all times and he knows that I am risky in that manner but also helping the team off the ball and stuff like that".

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