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Resurgent Man United back on top of the Premier League

Resurgent Man United back on top of the Premier League”

"It's been a really hard few years and there's been times when Manchester United have looked a million miles away from the top of the league so to be top and three points clear of a really good Liverpool side in January isn't something that was expected".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men now lead defending champions Liverpool by three points ahead of a top-of-the-table clash between the two most successful sides in English football history at Anfield on Sunday.

In recent weeks Pogba has become an increasingly important influence in United's first serious title challenge since Alex Ferguson's retirement as manager in 2013.

"I'm always happy when I win", said Pogba, who has been consistently linked with a move away from Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Gary Neville has apologised for his commentary during Burnley vs. Manchester United, blaming VAR on social media.

Paul Pogba celebrating after scoring a goal for Manchester United. The Uruguayan had been brought down just outside the Burnley box by Robbie Brady, Burnley's last man.

Referee Kevin Friend had initially waived play on from Shaw's lunge, but on review the left-back was shown a yellow card and Brady's yellow rescinded as the game should have been stopped earlier in the move.

Shaw, who was booked for his hefty challenge on Johann Berg Gudmundsson, soon swung in a cross that Harry Maguire headed home from an acute angle, only for it to be ruled out for a push by Maguire on Erik Pieters as he climbed.

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The visitors upped the pressure in the second-half as Cavani, back from a controversial three-game ban, missed two big chances he would expect to take.

Pogba met a cross from Marcus Rashford with a first-time volley from the edge of the area that struck the outstretched leg of Burnley right back Matt Lowton and ricocheted through the legs of goalkeeper Nick Pope.

A 1-0 win at Burnley on Tuesday, secured by a deflected volley from Paul Pogba, lifted United above great rival Liverpool to the summit of England's top division after 17 games, approaching the halfway point of the season.

Everton won despite being without 14-goal top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin and fellow forward Richarlison because of injury.

The Blades still face an uphill task to haul themselves off the bottom of the table as they sit nine points adrift of safety.

He said, "I've always said Paul is a big, big player for us".

"We knew if we won tonight we would be top of the league when we play Liverpool".



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