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Manchester United players travel to London after squad enjoys triple celebration

PREMIER LEAGUE By Mirror | February 9th 2019 | 2 min read
Manchester United players take the train to Craven Cottage [Courtesy]

Manchester United's players caught the train down to London on Friday afternoon after the squad enjoyed a triple celebration.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men face Fulham in Saturday's early kick-off knowing that a win would take them into the top four ahead of Chelsea's trip to Manchester City on Sunday.

The Red Devils have won nine of Solskjaer's 10 matches in charge so far, a run which represents an astonishing upturn in fortunes after they sat 11 points outside of the Champions League places when Jose Mourinho was sacked in mid-December.

Martial and Chong present [Courtesy]

And that form was recognised by the Premier League on Friday when Solskjaer was handed the January manager of the month award.

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The Norwegian - who is still only in temporary charge - picked up an award that none of Mourinho, Louis van Gaal or David Moyes were able to win at Old Trafford, with the last United boss to lift it being Sir Alex Ferguson in October 2012.

Solskjaer led United to victories over Newcastle, Tottenham and Brighton in January, while they also drew with Burnley.

And joining his manager among the January awards was Marcus Rashford, who picked up the player of the month gong.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [Courtesy]

The forward scored in all of those aforementioned January victories and added the winner at Leicester in United's first game in February for good measure.

He becomes the first United player to win it since Zlatan Ibrahimovic in December 2016.

And the third celebration took place earlier in the day.

In a move not universally popular with fans, United announced a new contract for defender Phil Jones.

The 27-times capped England international has been at the club for eight years and has now extended his stay at Old Trafford until 2023.

United face Fulham at Craven Cottage at 12.30pm on Saturday.

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