Fulham v Manchester United Premier League 2018/19.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd coaches were discussing the gameplan after Martial's Fulham goal

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What a few months it's been for Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men continued their unbeaten streak in the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-0 win over a limp Fulham side.

United have now climbed two places in the Premier League table in two weeks following back-to-back wins. And they have the chance to cling onto their Champions League spot if Manchester City can shut down Chelsea on Sunday.

Fulham opened Saturday's game intent on causing the troublesome Manchester United back-line problems. Several chances could have easily been converted if in the hands of a more technically-adept finisher.

However, it was in the 14th minute that United broke the deadlock. A sublime finish from the tightest of angles by Paul Pogba, followed shortly by a spectacular solo goal from Anthony Martial gave the side a cushioned lead.

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After Martial's effort went in, Solskjaer, along with the rest of the United coaching staff, were seen paying close attention to a conversation between assistant coach Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick.

Phelan was visually the most animated of the bunch. And Solskjaer has since revealed what was being discussed.

Per Manchester Evening News, he said: "When you're 2-0 up you can control a game differently.

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"You should just settle it down and then it's time to suck them in and play and keep possession for the rest of the game. Because you don't need to chase a goal.

"And it was a point of getting them to come towards us and then get the third."

And get the third they did, via a Paul Pogba penalty to be exact.

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Many have raised the point of the difference now in the way Manchester United approach the game when leading by a small margin.

Under Mourinho, the side would typically shut up shop when enjoying a one or two goal lead. However, Solskjaer's comments clearly show their desire to attack even when in the lead.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Anthony Martial
Paul Pogba
Premier League
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