Paul Pogba and Manchester United are cruising through matches and sending a message to the Premier League.
The Red Devils won by three-or-more goals for the fourth-straight match, something that hasn’t been done in the history of the PL, and moved within a point of fourth place thanks to a 3-0 demolition of Aston Villa at Villa Park on Thursday.
[ RECAP: Aston Villa 0-3 Man Utd ]
Injured for most of the year, Pogba scored his first goal of the season in the win. He’s been looking tremendous in the midfield since returning from the coronavirus pause, and has even triggered hope that he’ll sign a new long-term deal with United.
Pogba was asked how he’s feeling about his time at Old Trafford and where it may run:
“Right now I’ve been injured for a very long time,” Pogba said. “I focused on myself to get back and help the team as much as I can. This year I have two goals, to go for the Europa League and the FA Cup so we focus on that.”
United faces Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinal and has one foot, well, most of its body in the Europa League quarterfinals.
The Frenchman says it’s good that the Red Devils are playing as well as they have been, but he’s not getting carried away with accolades.
“We didn’t win the Premier League,” he said. “That’s the goal. We didn’t win anything this year so obviously we have to keep working. There’s a lot to do.”
Pogba thinks United can achieve all of their season goals regardless of what the top four chasers do, but cautioned that the Red Devils cannot ignore their poor start to Thursday’s win.
“We are our own enemy. We have to play not like we did the first 15 minutes but how we finished the game.”
🗣"We didn't win the Premier League this year and that is the goal"
Paul Pogba on keeping their feet on the ground pic.twitter.com/XM4XTqMDzL
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) July 9, 2020