Manchester United defeated West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League clash as Solskjaer’s side moved up to fifth position in the league.
Paul Pogba scored two goals from penalty kicks as Manchester United moved up to 5th position in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over West Ham.
Solskjaer’s men, however, looked far from convincing as the side was shaky at the back. The Manchester United manager fielded a second-string defence in the absence of Luke Shaw and Ashley Young.
Players like Michail Antonio and Felipe Anderson exploited the lack of experience on the wings, with the latter getting the goal.
However, two rough fouls inside the penalty box on Juan Mata (in the first half) and Anthony Martial (in the second half) led to two penalty kicks, which were coolly converted by Pogba.
With this win, Manchester United have displaced Arsenal at fifth. However, Unai Emery’s side has a game in hand.
How Twitter reacted..
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 13, 2019
Only Luka Milivojevic (10) has scored more goals from penalties in the Premier League this season than Paul Pogba (7).
Though Pogba has *probably* taken the most time in taking them. 😉 pic.twitter.com/oCSsYEFyvB
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 13, 2019
So much for United’s levelling out. It seemed ridiculous that they were *so good* for start of Solskjaer’s time. Now seems ridiculous they’re *so bad*. Extreme to extreme.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 13, 2019
This is just Rojo’s fourth appearance and second start of the season. He has played just 117 minutes in the Premier League #mufc
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) April 13, 2019
Martial, Lingard, young, Rojo, Jones, Fred,Pogba(TBD), Lukaku (TBD) and Mata. Please leave my club Manchester United!
— toluokoro (@toluokoro) April 13, 2019
Thank fuck that’s over. Awful game, but a win. Fred and De Gea maybe the only players that gets a pass from me today, Pogba maybe for the two penalties. Have to work on just about everything really. Not a good game to watch as expected but as said hopefully we improve for Barca.
— Daniel (@UtdDxn) April 13, 2019
Didn’t deserve that win at all, only positive was that Fred put in another good performance. Still looked a bit shaky when pressed, but he’s definitely getting up to speed with the physicality and tempo of the Premier League.
— Tom (@CynicalLive) April 13, 2019
Spider-Man to the rescue. Great save from De Gea.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 13, 2019
Manchester United returns to action on Tuesday night as the side takes on Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.