Manchester United fans were quick to heap praise on Paul Pogba during their side’s 3-0 win over Saint Etienne in the Europa League last 32.
The Frenchman, facing his brother Florentin, came out on top following a performance blessed with urgency and power at the heart of midfield.
Man United fans were quick to heap praise on the 23-year-old in light of what was an almost complete performance.
Any doubts on MOTM? Has to be Pogba (Paul). Exceptional. Mum should be very proud.
— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) February 16, 2017
Pogba has had a 'nearly, but not yet' season. Doing everything right just can't execute the final moment. Next season he'll be electric.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 16, 2017
That was a brilliant pass by Pogba pic.twitter.com/gfeowsWOZO
— Pogba HQ (@PogbaHQ) February 16, 2017
That beautiful Pogba ball over the top again… oh my word! When is somebody going to score one of these? On a plate every time!
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) February 16, 2017
Pogba was excellent
— Kachi™ (@chineducation) February 16, 2017
Poor performance from us but still a great result. At the end of the day a goal is a goal no matter how you score it. Pogba was MOTM for me.
— David. (@Rooney_esque) February 16, 2017
I would like to know where this current United side would be if Pogba’s teammates managed to convert, say, 50% of the chances he puts on a plate for them. I mean, how many gorgeous lobs over the top has Pogba made, only to see someone shank the ball off target?
The Frenchman produces emphatic, technically mouth-watering performances every week, and the most amazing thing is that, actually, his teammates are doing him a disservice. Nobody would even muster even the slightest jeer in Pogba’s direction if the players around him took greater advantage of his magnetism in the middle of the park.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will no doubt lap up the headlines tomorrow morning following his first hat-trick for United, but make no mistake: Pogba was the architect of this ultimately comfortable win.