EXCLUSIVE – Jesse Lingard has hailed Paul Pogba’s upturn in form under interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pogba struggled during the final days of Jose Mourinho’s reign but has produced a string of commanding performances since the Portuguese coach’s exit.

The Frenchman’s superb displays have coincided with an almost flawless run of results for the Red Devils, who are undefeated in 10 games ahead of Saturday’s trip to Fulham.

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Pogba has scored six goals and notched five assists in the same timeframe and Lingard is adamant Solskjaer’s style of play is helping to get the best out his colleague.

Speaking exclusively to Squawka, Lingard said of Pogba’s improved contribution: “There’s a lot more structure and organisation now in the team.

“Paul can play a lot higher and can get into the box and make runs beyond the striker, which he’s good at, and he’s profiting from that now.”

United’s recent form has seen them claw their way back into the race for a top-four finish.

The club’s hopes of securing a Champions League place were bordering on impossible at the turn of the year, but Solskjaer’s men are now just two points adrift of fifth-placed Chelsea.

Victory at Craven Cottage will see United leapfrog their west London rivals, who face leaders Manchester City on Sunday, and undoubtedly strengthen Solskjaer’s hand as he bids to secure the job on a full-time basis.

Jesse Lingard was speaking at the launch of the Coca-Cola and Premier League campaign, ‘Where Everyone Plays’ and features in the new TV ad as Coca-Cola’s newest ambassador. Watch the film in full here

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