Paul Pogba highlighted once more why he is a footballing genius, after another solid show which helped Manchester United beat CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford in a pivotal Champions League Group A encounter.
The 2-1 win saw Jose Mourinho’s side finish as winners of their group and qualify for the Champions League knockout stage, after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford settled the tie despite their opponents leading 1-0 at half-time.
United are 40-matches unbeaten at home, and are rapidly building Old Trafford as a fortress of their own in a new record set by the club.
In this victory, the onus goes to Pogba, who not only made an assist for Lukaku, but also showed his sublime skills once again, as he showcased his strength to hold off three CSKA Moscow players and then get past them with a subtle sense of ease.
The moment highlights his brilliance of producing some cracking moments so often, and CSKA players felt the wrath of it.
🔥 Behave Paul Pogba 🔥
Outrageous piece of skill from the French star 👏 pic.twitter.com/104OqkzTbh
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 5, 2017
Pogba’s assist for the equaliser for Lukaku was a blend of vision and quality. The Frenchman’s brilliant range of passing and creating chances for United is why the manager opted to buy him from Juventus last season at all.
The midfielder’s presence in the side just lifts the team up, as they continue to win games with the record signing in the side.
Pogba got a straight red card against Arsenal last weekend as United won 3-1 at the Emirates. It is time for the others to come in and step up to deliver for the Mancunian outfit.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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