Paul Pogba Looking To Equal Cristiano Ronaldo Record

03 January, 2019, 10:03 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United continued their winning streak to four matches after beating Newcastle United 2-0 at St James' Park.

Instantly, Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka fumbled a 25-yard Rashford free-kick and Lukaku, with his first touch of the game, tapped the rebound home from five yards. Since Bailly is suspended, Jones is the only other centre-back who can start alongside Lindelof.

In an astonishing game at Bournemouth, the home side shared six goals with Watford in a helter-skelter first half but there was no addition to the scoreline in the second half.

In between those openings for his team-mates, Anthony Martial sliced onto the roof of the net, which is where Rondon's 34th-minute header also ended up.

Following his brilliant beginning, Solskjaer sees himself launched to the head of the pack to become the main name in the frame to become the permanent Manchester United manager.

"My only question of Liverpool would be how they play it".

Newcastle proved to be stubborn opposition but Marcus Rashford and substitute Romelu Lukaku helped to breach them the first time around.

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What does it mean?

Former Spurs and Man United striker Teddy Sheringham feels Mauricio Pochettino will be the ideal choice for the next Man United manager and that Spurs will be powerless to hold onto their manager. Ryan Fraser had the final say as Bournemouth came from two goals down to rescue a point.

Do you think Pogba will continue his great form against Newcastle on Wednesday night?

Paul Pogba, involved in seven goals in the three games since Solskjaer took over, again looked a different player away from the stifling micro-management of Mourinho.

The Red Devils had scored inside 10 minutes in two of their previous three matches and Rashford almost gave them another quick start when he tried to find the bottom corner with a 30-yard free kick, Martin Dubravka reacting well after initially expecting a cross. It was not a conventional assist for the first goal, but rather a very good free-kick that was tough to save.

His response showed he might just have the same magic touch as a United manager that he had as a player. The Ghana international's finishing was not up to the mark. However, teams such as Benitez's meagrely resourced assortment have to thrive on half chances against high-class opponents.

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