Lingard tips Manchester United for Premier League title challenge

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Manchester United have impressed since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival, but Claudio Ranieri is optimistic Fulham can end their unbeaten run. 10 games; nine wins, one draw, and zero defeats, while he has taken 22 points from a possible 24 in the Premier League.

"When they struggled in the summer transfer window, I put a tweet out saying, "Ok, it's not going well but look at all these players at this club" and I listed every single one of them and there's a lot of really, really good players there".

Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant Mike Phelan have brought back the "old school" Manchester United, according to Jesse Lingard.

Saturday's fixture at Craven Cottage represents the start of a period that is expected to influence whether Solksjaer remains at Old Trafford - in the coming weeks they also face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Chelsea and Liverpool.

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With victories in nine of those games, fifth-placed United have surged back into the race to qualify for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish.

Many of United's stars had feuded with the acerbic Mourinho and their performances dipped as a result.

In contrast, Fulham are seven points from safety and have won only once in their last five league games, but Ranieri does not think his team should be completely written off.

Rooney was the embodiment of Sam Allardyce's stodgy Everton era; a slow-paced player for a side who needs more dynamism than that.

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First of all, although Ince has been managing longer than Solskjaer, he did not manage the Manchester United Reserves or any of the other youth sides - whereas the latter has.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Real Madrid chief Zinedine Zidane were the bookmakers' top contenders following Mourinho's exit.

Rashford has scored six goals since the former Manchester United striker became their new manager nearly two months ago. He got the players backing him straight away.

"I remember him as a player, against Chelsea".

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