Paul Pogba’s deflected second-half volley secured a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor which saw United open up a three-point advantage over the champions ahead of their clash on Super Sunday

The Win over Burnley also increases Manchester United’s unbeaten away run in the league to 15 games and this means that they sit at the top of the table with just 17 games played in the league, for the first time  since 2012/13 season which was led by Sir Alex Ferguson.

“It’s a brilliant position to be in,Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “Of course we know we’re going to the champions who have had an unbelievable three-and-a-half-seasons, we know it’s going to be a difficult game for us, but we are ready for it.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better time to play them because we are in good shape, good form and hungry, which is a good thing because these boys want to get better and that’s the test of their character and quality.”

Solskjaer added: “We’re looking forward to it. Of course, we enjoy being where we are [at the top of the league] at any time, be that the first game or the last game, which is a big, big difference.

“We’re looking forward to it, it’s a great test of where we’re at against a good team. We’re almost halfway through the season so it’s a little bit of an indication of where you’re at, but no one will remember the league table on January 12.”

“We’ve just got to accept once in a while that decisions will go against you and Harry’s goal was a perfectly good one, so it’s a decision we shouldn’t be sat there talking about,” 

“[Brady’s last-man] foul against Cavani and the red card, of course you go back to foul Luke did. I’ve not seen it yet, so I can’t really comment on that one.

“But half-time helped us. I thought we came out second half and played really well and deserved the win.”

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