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We can't let standards drop, says Pogba


Winning feeling: Paul Pogba
Winning feeling: Paul Pogba

By Robert Jones

Paul Pogba has urged Manchester United to prove they have the characteristics of a big team by continuing their perfect record under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United have won all six matches since the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, including a 1-0 victory against Tottenham at Wembley last weekend.

Pogba believes the next step on United's mission to return to the top of the English game is to prove they can sustain the form they have shown.

"It's not easy but that makes a big team, when they carry on at the top level and keep winning for a long time. That's what we want," Pogba said.

"We are proud to be here, we want to come back to the top and now we get good results.

"We have a new manager, we want to do good, he wants to do good. Now the big challenge is to stay like this. That's where top teams carry on like this."

The form that United, who host Brighton tomorrow, have shown under Solskjaer has reignited hopes that they could achieve a top-four finish and also compete to win a trophy.

United face a trip to Arsenal in the FA Cup before taking on Paris St Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League next month.

Pogba admits silverware has to be the aim, saying: "(Winning trophies) is the objective, we are Manchester United, that's where we want to be, that's where we should be.

"Let's go day by day and match by match, we don't want to think too far.

"Let's focus on the game that is coming up. The future is coming up, the past has gone, let's think present."

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