Pogba and Solskjaer admit Manchester United were lucky after Red Devils scraped past West Ham

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Paul Pogba admits Manchester United were lucky to beat plucky West Ham.

The French World Cup winner struck a penalty in either half to ensure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men returned to winning ways.

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But Felipe Anderson’s second half equaliser looked set to add to their woe, with Michail Antonio hitting the bar before being denied by a great save from David de Gea before Pogba’s second.

And the 26-year-old agreed United were below-par but added the Red Devils will put the performance behind them.

Pogba told BT Sport: “We didn’t have a good performance but the result is there so we will think only about this today.

“It was an open game but we didn’t play well with the chances and space we had and we played a bit too slow and weren’t dangerous so we are going to have to fix that.

“I don’t know if we were tired because of the Champions League game but we are going to have to recover now ahead of Tuesday.

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“We had the luck today and you always have to take it. The most important thing is the three points and the win.”

Solskjaer himself echoed Pogba’s concerns.

“We got away with it, to put it that way, and got three points,” the Norweigan admiited. “They deserved to get their goals but we’re allowed to have a good goalkeeper.

“Maybe the fact we have a game on Tuesday night played in some players’ minds. It shouldn’t do, but anyway, we’ve got three points.

“I’ve stood here before – away from home – and I have been pleased with the performances, especially at Wolverhampton, and we’ve created chances and didn’t get what we deserved. The last two games now at home against Watford and West Ham, we’ve probably got more than what we deserved. It will probably level itself out over a season.”

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