Solskjaer's Manchester United equal club record and go top with Fulham victory

Manchester United equalled a club record set by Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winners as they beat Fulham to return to the top of the Premier League.

Edinson Cavani slotted home a tap-in and Paul Pogba curled home a superb strike as the Red Devils come from behind to beat relegation-battlers Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

The win not only sees Manchester United go back above Leicester City at the top of the table, but also means Solskjaer’s side have equalled the club record for the most consecutive Premier League away matches without losing.

Fergie’s legendary United team went 17 away matches unbeaten in 1999 – finally losing 5-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after a ten-month streak – and Solskjaer’s side matched that number at Fulham on Wednesday night.

Manchester United – who are now one point ahead of second-placed Leicester – can break the club record when they travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal at the end of the month.

Speaking after the Fulham win, Pogba said: ‘It’s a big win because it was a hard game. We knew it would be difficult.

‘They press really well and stay compact. We had to come back and we needed this win and we got it.’

On his superb goal, Pogba added: ‘I hit the ball well. I didn’t expect it with the left foot like this but if you don’t try, then you don’t score.

‘It was a beautiful goal and beautiful win. It wasn’t my favourite goal ever but it was still beautiful.

‘I was really mad after the Liverpool game for not scoring the chance. I maybe should’ve done better but today it went in.

‘Most important was the win today. We did it the hard way and did it the beautiful way.’

Manchester United manager Solskjaer, meanwhile, said: ‘I think we started slow but after their goal I felt we played well. We needed to wake up and after that we played really well.

‘It is always going to be talked about that when you are halfway through and top of the league but we are not thinking about this, we just have to go one game at a time. It is such an unpredictable season.’

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