Paul Pogba, the prodigal son of Manchester United who returned to his home after a stint in Italy, is currently lighting up the United States with his pre-season performances.
After his return last season, several questions were raised on the player’s quality and effectiveness, and the French International was subject to harsh criticism based on the £89m transfer fee the club paid for him.
But ever since his arrival, he has been improving by the game. He has found his spot in Jose Mourinho’s team, and it seems like he is finally gaining traction as well. The 24-year-old has been putting in solid performances in each of the pre-season games, lifting some pressure out of his head.
It also helps that he’s got a best friend in a teammate like Romelu Lukaku, who will now be in the center of the limelight after his £75 million move from Everton. This gives the midfielder some breathing space to be more creative and play a little more freely.
In the game against Manchester City at Houston, Paul Pogba gave us a sneak peek of what he had to offer and more as midfielder.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 21, 2017
As evident from the video, Pogba was surrounded by Leroy Sane and Fernandinho on the right wing. Getting the ball out from the spot should have been no easy job, but the Frenchman beat both of them to put in a beautiful cross.
Apart from destroying Fernandinho, Pogba also provided an inch perfect over-the-top through ball to Lukaku earlier in the game, and the Belgian slotted the ball home from a difficult angle. With Rashford doubling the scoreline within minutes, United ended the first half leading 2-0, making space for creativity.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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