With Bruno Fernandez well settled in and the Reds have once again are on the winning streak, Paul Pogba looks likely to extend his contract.
Pogba started the 19/20 season in good form but had to be away due to ankle injury since the end of September.
“Just being back training, touching the ball and doing what I love is amazing; I missed it so much,” he declared.
“You realise when you’re out for a long time how much you really enjoy playing football and how much you love it. So obviously I’m really, really happy and so blessed to be back and be fully fit now, and I’m enjoying being back with the team.”
“I feel great, I feel much, much better now. I’ve been training well and they [the club] have been looking after me very well. I’ve been doing some extra work and treatment on my ankle and the rest of my body. And my team-mates as well, they’ve helped me to come back and feel confident. It’s like I never left, the guys still trust in me and always believe in me and that’s helped me a lot as well.
The arrival of the Portuguese magician Bruno Fernandez has uplifted the team spirit and has lead to the unbeaten run of 16 games.
Both of the players (Pogba and Bruno) were not present the last time we played Aston villa- our next opponents.
“I was in the stadium watching the game and I remember Victor [Lindelof] scoring for us,” said Paul.
We know what we have to do there [at Villa Park]. We need points so honestly, we have to think about ourselves. We need to get the win and carry on with what we’ve been doing in the last few weeks.”
“You can tell that the team is improving a lot, We play more as a team than we did before, we enjoy it,even more, we defend together, we attack together, and this team is stronger as well. The players who are on the bench or who don’t play every time, when they come on they help the team so the mentality is good and is right. All this together has put us where we are today.”
Ole and team will look to strengthen their top-four chances, if they are able to take all 3 points against their next opponents (Aston Villa) then they will be just 1 point behind Leicester.
Villa hasn’t won any of the last 15 games against United in all competitions, including the 2-2 draw between the sides in December.
The Reds are also unbeaten in the last 20 away league clashes with Thursday’s opponents, a run that stretches back to 1995!
It’s actually the longest unbeaten away run one team has had against another in top-flight history.
The top scorer in this fixture in the Premier League is Wayne Rooney with 12 goals – four more than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Four current Reds have netted for United against Villa – Phil Jones, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof, all with one goal apiece.
United are looking to become the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive matches by a margin of three or more goals.
Aston Villa vs United, 10th July 12:45 AM IST.