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

United are prime of the desk after the flip of the yr for the primary time since they final gained 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.

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

“We knew if we gained tonight (Tuesday) we might be prime of the league once we play Liverpool,” Pogba stated.

“We have now to maintain calm, now it’s the huge second. We are going to see what will occur.”

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

The style wherein Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer’s facet 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 seemed little probability of a title problem once more this season after they languished in fifteenth spot at the beginning of November after a house defeat by Arsenal.

Nonetheless, 9 wins and two attracts have propelled them to this prime 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 is going to be a gorgeous sport for everybody,” stated Pogba.

“It’s a giant sport arising so let’s prepare for it.”

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