Paul Pogba explains changes that have made Man Utd a "proper team" once again

Paul Pogba says Manchester United can now be regarded as a “proper team”.

Resurgent United, currently on a 17-match unbeaten run in all competitions, can go third tonight with victory over Southampton.

It is a remarkable turnaround for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, who were 14 points adrift of third-placed Leicester just nine games ago.

But United can go above the Foxes and Chelsea, both of whom lost at the weekend, with a win over the Saints at Old Trafford.

And United's £89million record signing Pogba, who has returned to the side after a lengthy injury absence, believes the Reds are now a complete team for the first time since he re-joined in 2016.

“You can call it a proper team,” said Pogba.

“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 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 pushing for the top four, United are also in the hunt for FA Cup and Europa League flory, with Pogba telling United Review: “United is about trophies, we know that. And there are trophies we know we can get and we can win.

“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.

“Every game is a final and we have to get the result that we need, that’s the mindset.

"It’s never enough for us, we have to carry on and keep fighting and keep pushing yourself to get better and better.

“If we win all our games I don’t think we have something to worry about. You have to win.

"We don’t think about other teams or other results, we have to focus on ourselves.”

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