Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has called on Paul Pogba to demonstrate his world class ability on a regular basis this season after the Frenchman produced a commanding performance against Swansea City.
The 24-year-old endured a frustrating start to the game as Swansea packed the midfield, picking up a yellow card in the process, before seeing Eric Bailly poke home Man United’s opener after his header characteristically bounced off the woodwork.
He then took control in the second half, streaming forward at will as Nemanja Matic provided a stable platform further back, and added United’s third with a sublime chip before setting up Anthony Martial to complete the rout.
And Henry, speaking on Sky Sports after the game, has called on Pogba to reproduce that brilliance over the entire season.
Thierry Henry: "We all know that Pogba can do almost everything, but this season he has to show us what he's really good at." pic.twitter.com/0ES9DPPQX9
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There aren’t many better sights than Pogba, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku in close company, streaming forward at will, confidence and menace running through his veins, as a knackered Swansea begin to cower and cave in, the Frenchman’s muscle and skill simply too much.
This has always been why United signed Pogba. The Frenchman is a superb midfield technician and knows how to turn the screw on opponents, but the magic really comes when he has the license to pour forward. He already has three assists and two goals this season; the influence of Matic, even after just two Premier League games, cannot be understated.