‘There is nothing that can stop us’: Paul Pogba claims Manchester United have made ‘huge’ improvements and are heading in the right direction to challenge for major trophies
- Manchester United have hit an impressive run of form post-lockdown
- United face Southampton on Monday night looking for a sixth straight victory
- Paul Pogba claims major silverware and Champions League football are in sight
Paul Pogba insists there is no limit to how much Manchester United can keep improving after claiming their impressive post-lockdown form is down to finding a balance.
United have won four of their five Premier League games since the coronavirus outbreak, drawing at Tottenham being their only points slip up.
They take on Southampton on Monday night looking for a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions, one that would take them up to third in front of Chelsea and Leicester City in the Premier League table.
Paul Pogba believes Manchester United have found the right balance in their play
Pogba believes their huge improvement shows no sign of slowing down, which has also seen him show his best form in a midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes.
‘Like I said before, it’s about the team,’ Pogba told Manchester United’s website. ‘You can call it a proper team.
‘Sometimes before, we were maybe too defensive or too offensive and we didn’t have this balance or this control; now you can see we have that balance and there is more structure and we’ve been working hard on that.
The Red Devils are in fine form having won their last five matches across all competitions
‘The improvement is huge and you can tell that. It’s always good to have that improvement, but you don’t want to stop it, you know you have to keep working. There is a lot of stuff to do, we are not there yet but we are on the way, and if we keep doing what we’re doing now, then I think there is nothing that can stop us to get to where we should be.’
As well as trying to claim a Champions League place for next season, Pogba also insists it is important United try to end the season with silverware.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the last-16 of the Europa League and the midfielder believes winning a major trophy has to be a target for the season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the brink of leading his side back into the Champions League
‘United is about trophies, we know that. And there are trophies we know we can get and we can win,’ he added.
‘We don’t want to let this opportunity go away. We’re going to do our best to go and get those two trophies by giving everything.
‘We feel great. That is the mentality now – you have a positive mentality when you have a good result, but you also have to have the ability to get through the games like we did in the last few games.’