Man United were a 'laughing stock' under Mourinho, says Jones

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However, midway through the first period, the Red Devils struck again, with Anthony Martial scoring a superb solo goal.

Manchester United have scrapped plans for a warm-weather training camp aimed at breaking up a crucial run of fixtures.

'But nearly all of the United team were and, aside from Alexis Sanchez, Solskjaer has improved every player's performance by at least 20 per cent.

After Saturday's 3-0 victory over lowly Fulham, United loom as a legitimate threat in the Champions League ahead of Wednesday's first-leg last-16 fixture at home to Paris Saint-Germain and centre-back Jones is feeling confident.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems keen to keep expectations under control as his dream start as Manchester United's caretaker boss rolls on, but now and then he can not help but show his deserved satisfaction.

"I have played a couple of games when we played Real Madrid and Ronaldo and (Luis) Figo and all those were coming to Old Trafford".

France global Anthony Martial - who had only shown glimpses on his talent under Mourinho - says Solskjaer has released the shackles.

"He is asking me to attack more. We're doing well on the pitch and we hope to continue".

If the Sweden worldwide is passed fit he is likely to start against the French champions at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

"Of course any team which are missing players like [Thomas] Meunier or [Edinson] Cavani are feeling the affect, but it will give their other players a chance". That is my job, after all, to make the difference to be more decisive. "The crowd want to see the best players".

"Yes, it was towards the end of the game and we played a very poor game and Cristiano scored it", Solskjaer said of his former team-mate's goal. I've said it in the past: we've not achieved anything yet, we're under no illusions but we're heading in the right direction.

"I thought we were fantastic for the last 80 minutes", he told reporters.