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Paul Pogba thinks United can still win the league, but only with a fully fit squad

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba thinks that the club can still win the league, despite already trailing noisy neighbours Manchester City by eight points.

The Frenchman returned from a long-term injury against Newcastle at the weekend, and stunned the Old Trafford Faithful with a man-of-the-match performance.

Speaking after the game, Pogba stressed the importance of the squad staying fit for the rest of the season, as they look to put pressure on Pep Guardiola’s City side.

“To win the league we need all our players. When you have one injured here, one injured there, it doesn’t help. It’s always better to have a full team,” Pogba told MUTV.

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“Zlatan’s back and Marcos after a long injury. It was hard for them but they kept believing and worked hard to come back. We need them to win the league and we’re really glad they’re here.”

Pogba was instrumental in United’s 4-1 win over Rafael Benitez’s side at the weekend, with Mourinho later stating that the 24-year-old is irreplaceable in the midfield.

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After the full-time whistle, the No.6 reflected on his return from injury: “Most of last season I had injuries but small ones. You just have to recover well because the Premier League is different to Italy, it’s more intense and you just have to think about recovery, then you have more games. Otherwise, I just feel good, just to come back.

“I’ve trained very hard to come back fit. The season is really long so we have to be fit, not only me but all the players. To come back, to play again, to see Old Trafford, to see the fans again, to score at Old Trafford on my comeback, I feel blessed. But we had to win, that was the most important thing.”

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