Manchester United star Paul Pogba absolutely bossed the clash vs AC Milan and it’s safe to say he was the man of the match for the tie.
The sensational midfielder only had 45 minutes against the Italian giants as he was brought onto the field in place of Marcus Rashford at half-time.
Still, that didn’t stop Pogba from putting in a remarkable shift that effectively put his side into the next round of the Europa League.
The World Cup winner has only just returned from injury himself and it was more obvious now than ever before just how much his United teammates needed him.
The players were unrecognisable in the second half, playing completely differently from the first half and a lot of that had to do with Pogba.
Paul Pogba’s game by numbers vs. AC Milan [50 minutes played]:
27 passes attempted
21 passes completed
3 shots [1 on target]
3 fouls suffered
2 chances created
Decisive from the bench. 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/Q0398FDg3r
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) March 18, 2021
No Man Utd player had more shots (3) or created more chances (2) vs. Milan than Paul Pogba.
The match-winner only came on at half-time. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/wWkRSwHJKG
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 18, 2021
Pogba’s fitness should still be managed carefully to ensure he doesn’t succumb to injury once more as Manchester United desperately need him for the season run in.
The former Juventus man has unfortunately gone through a spell of injuries dating back from the last season, prior to that, he hardly suffered from knocks so it’s almost uncharacteristic of him to be this unavailable.
Pogba has just a year left to his contract and the hope is he can extend his stay and continue to put in performances just like he did vs Milan.