United led the league after beating Burnley in a postponed match with Paul Pogbas goal, to move away from Liverpool by 3 points, before the upcoming confrontation between the two teams on Sunday.
Pogba said in statements, most notably his club’s website: “Reaching the summit is a great achievement and you know that it is great even for us and our fans, but there is still a long way to go.”
“Now we are at the top and we need to stay there. Now the hardest part. The Burnley match was tough and the next matches will be harder and harder.”
“Our focus is on the league and we need to take advantage of our current situation and continue winning.”
Manchester United returned to the top of the Premier League for the first time since 2013, when they were crowned the 20th title at the time in its history.
The credit for that lead was due to the hard-fought victory over Burnley, 1-0 at Turf Moor.
United were visiting Burnley for their meeting in the postponed meeting between them in the first round of the English Premier League.
Paul Pogba scored the only goal of the match with a powerful right-wing shot in the 71st minute.
With that result, United lead the league alone with 36 points, three points ahead of Liverpool.
The two teams meet next Sunday at Anfield.
A confrontation in which United are looking for a win over Liverpool that has not been achieved since March 2018.