Fulham manager Chris Coleman will not rethink his target of Premiership survival – even after watching his side pull off a stunning victory at Old Trafford.

Coleman saw his Fulham side deservedly beat Manchester United 3-1, a win he rates as one of the highlights of his career.

But Coleman insists he is still focussed on his pre-season target of 40 points, despite seeing Fulham climb into the top five.

Coleman said: “Every one of my players was different class and they must be thinking they can go anywhere after a performance like that.

“You can call me negative – but I’m still thinking about getting the 40 points as soon as possible. Let’s not forget that people were saying I was a rookie who was going to get the sack after two months and that we were going to finish bottom.

“We will not get carried away – although the way we played today must have instilled the players with confidence to do the same against Liverpool next week.”

Coleman admitted he was not tempted to hold out for a draw after Diego Forlan had hauled United level just before half-time.

He said: “The only way to get something was by trying to take the game to United.

“Even after United’s goal, the lads were still bubbling at half-time. We said if we go out and do the same again we have a chance – and that’s what we did.”