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Pogba’s defiant message to Liverpool ahead of Man Utd’s "big moment" at Anfield

Paul Pogba is determined for Manchester United to be ready for "a big moment" on Sunday when they face Liverpool.

The Frenchman's deflected second half effort proved enough for United to beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Tuesday night, with that result sending United three points clear at the top ahead of going to Anfield to face the champions.

It is the first time United have been top of the table past New Year's Day since they last won the title under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, and Pogba says they are determined to stretch the lead when they go to Merseyside.

"It will be a beautiful game for everyone," Pogba told BBC Sport.

"It's a big game coming up so let's get ready for it.

"We knew if we won tonight we would be top of the league when we play Liverpool.

"We have to keep calm, now it is the big moment. We will see what is going to happen."

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been at pains to play down any title pressure on his side this season, and after beating Burnley he simply hailed the newfound confidence in his team, who had been down in 15th place at the start of November.

"We feel very confident going into games," Solskjaer told BBC Sport.

"Away from home we have really done well. We have to believe in ourselves and we do. We've done a great job, it's good times.

"It's a test on Sunday against the champions who have been fantastic, that's a great test for us."

Liverpool's clash against United on Sunday kicks off at 16.30 GMT.

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