Pogba: We've done nothing yet!
Manchester United may be leading the Premier League at the halfway stage of the season for the first time in eight years, but Paul Pogba knows the risks of complacency.
The Frenchman’s wonder strike at Craven Cottage helped the Reds to a 10th success in our last 13 league games, a run which has seen us rise from the lower reaches of the table to the summit.
United are the first team in the division to reach 40 points, and have made it to that mark in eight games fewer than last season, but Pogba is under no illusions as to the work that still needs to be done between now and May, if we are to lift the title.
“For sure, it’s better. We’re really happy with what’s happening, but we want this to carry on again,” Pogba told us, after the final whistle.
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“We want it more and more and more. Never enough, we’re still far from the trophy.
“This is the Premier League, it’s not going to be easy. It’s hard to get there, it’s going to be even harder to stay there.
“We know we have to keep focused, and keep working, keep playing, keep pushing and believe in ourselves. Not arrogance, but be arrogant in the way that, yes – we’re proud to be there, but we’re not there yet.
“We didn’t do nothing, you know? We haven’t done nothing yet, so we have to keep working.”
Several Reds, including manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and captain Harry Maguire, spoke of their disappointment at only coming away from Anfield on Sunday with a point, instead of all three, with Pogba’s late chance arguably the best of a tight and tense encounter.
Paul countered the view that there was any lingering frustration, suggesting that full focus on Fulham – and now Liverpool again, this time in the Emirates FA Cup – was required to avoid any nasty slip-ups.
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“Yeah. You have to forget about Sunday. Sunday is the past now,” the 27-year-old continued.
“We had the point, we didn’t lose. Today was today [Wednesday]. We had to focus and we had to get the points.
“You have to forget about this game tomorrow and go again. You have to go again. If you win and think you’ve arrived, that’s where we’re going to drop.”