Manchester United not a laughing stock anymore, says Phil Jones

Paul Pogba of Manchester United scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester United

Manchester United will not sit back when Paris St Germain visit Old Trafford for the first leg of their last 16 Champions League meeting on Tuesday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Mbappe's meteoric rise, from teenage sensation with Monaco to the world's second-most expensive player at PSG and, most likely, United's biggest headache, has been as mesmerising as Martial's ups and downs became a source of prolonged frustration for United supporters.

Speaking after the victory at Fulham, Solskjaer applauded the forward, stressing Martial can follow Ronaldo's foot-steps.

"The biggest nights of my career have been Champions League nights", said Solskjaer, who scored the victor for United in the 1999 final which helped the club complete a treble, including the Premier League and FA Cup titles.

"Especially at the start of the game, we wanted to isolate Anthony [Martial] against the full-back [Denis Odoi] and, after the joy he was getting in the first 10 minutes, we just wanted to feed him as soon as [we could] and you could see the quality he has got".

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Hence, a chance to finish in the top four is not out of sight for the North London side. "One month ago we were in the same situation but it's not easy".

And the 23-year-old added that his own specific instructions have also changed.

"I've said it in the past, we've not achieved anything yet, we're under no illusions but we're heading in the right direction". "That is my job after all". That is my job, after all - to make the difference, to be more decisive. "Things are working out well for the other attackers and I hope we can continue to be as effective".

The France global signed a new contract with the 20-time English champions last month to secure his long-term future at the club.

"When our new coach came in he had a lot of confidence, a lot of determination". We're putting a run together, we need to keep momentum going and pick up points. We are trying to pay him back in kind.

It may also be the ideal time to run into an injury-ravaged PSG, with the world's most expensive player Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier all sidelined by injury. "If I do manage to get beyond the defence, I think I will score more goals", Martial said.

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