United’s Pogba urges calm forward of Liverpool conflict

Paul Pogba says he and his Manchester United team-mates should stay relaxed regardless of being within the unaccustomed place of topping the Premier League after they journey to champions Liverpool on Sunday.

Pogba’s purpose secured United a 1-0 win over Burnley on Tuesday which despatched them three factors away from the Reds.

United are high of the desk after the flip of the 12 months for the primary time since they final received the title in Alex Ferguson’s swansong as supervisor in 2013.

Pogba has been extra used to headlines previously few seasons speculating about his future.

Nevertheless, the 27-year-old France World Cup successful midfielder instructed the BBC the main target needed to be all on overcoming this weekend’s hosts.

“We knew if we received tonight (Tuesday) we’d be high of the league once we play Liverpool,” Pogba mentioned.

“We now have to maintain calm, now it’s the massive second. We’ll see what’s going to occur.”

United’s final away defeat within the league was at Anfield a 12 months in the past.

The way during which Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer’s aspect have improved — although Liverpool have additionally suffered a current dip in kind — is mirrored by the Merseyside defeat which left them 30 factors adrift of the eventual league winners.

Certainly there appeared little chance of a title problem once more this season after they languished in fifteenth spot in the beginning of November after a house defeat by Arsenal.

Nevertheless, 9 wins and two attracts have propelled them to this high of the desk conflict on Sunday.

It should even be a take a look at of United’s nerve with the scars of 4 semi-final defeats previously two seasons weighing closely on them.

“It will likely be a wonderful recreation for everybody,” mentioned Pogba.

“It’s an enormous recreation developing so let’s prepare for it.”

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