France international Paul Pogba has stressed that Manchester United should focus on solely winning their league games, if they are to pose a genuine challenge for the Premier League crown this term.
The 24-year-old was in sparkling form versus Stoke City on Monday night as he bagged another couple of assists in a comfortable 3-0 win over the Potters, who are facing the prospect of top-flight relegation.
As a result, Jose Mourinho’s side closed down the gap to leaders Manchester City to just 12 points with the Citizens having lost a 4-3 thriller against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool earlier on Sunday.
Pogba was named the man of the match shortly after the Potters’ triumph, and when asked to comment on the City defeat, the Frenchman appeared to suggest that the club should concentrate on keeping up their winning streak.
“Obviously we see that Man City are in front of us and they are losing. They are still first, we always want to catch them, so it was good for them to lose. But we have to think about ourselves, we have to think about winning. It’s good they lose points but we have to think about winning and try to catch them again.” he said, via Goal.com.
Meanwhile, the former Juventus man suggested that United can not ponder about their defeats through the campaign, and they must focus on themselves from now and until the end of the season to catch-up with their cross-town rivals, he added: “To be honest, we’re not looking to the past, we’re just looking to the future to the next games, we just want to catch City. We just have to focus on ourselves.”
Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon where they take on Burnley at Turf Moor. The Lancashire outfit picked up a valuable point during their previous visit to Old Trafford, but Mourinho’s side can not afford a similar result, if they are to push for title honours.