Pogba Showed His Quality With Sensational 25-Yard Goal vs West Ham

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Manchester United travelled to London this weekend in hopes to extend their away win streak and returned with that exact achievement.

Tomas Soucek’s first-half goal did not keep West Ham United in the tie for too long as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second-half substitutions turned the game around in what seemed like a flash.

Bruno Fernandes made an impact yet again as he laid the ball for Paul Pogba who scored one of the best goals of the season so far. A long-range strike fizzed past Lukasz Fabianski, pushing United back into the tie.

It was a goal that was probably unsavable by almost any goalkeeper in the world, and naturally, the fans went ballistic.


There have been debates that the ball had gone out of play in the build-up to the goal but VAR reviewed the incident and surprisingly, the goal was not disallowed. Though the ball did seem like it went out of play in the replays, it was likely deemed not conclusive enough to nullify the goal.

The Frenchman had been struggling with poor form lately and consequently had been under fire with criticism. But it seems Pogba is about to turn his season around with his admirable performance at the London Stadium.

The midfielder dictated tempo very well and laid in a very generous amount of passes whilst also working very well defensively. It was a complete performance from the France international.

This point should be capitalised upon if the 27-year-old wishes to turn his bad form around. The Mancunians have clearly missed his best days and would really want him to perform as well as he did tonight. Now it is only a matter of if the World Cup winner manages to carry this confidence into future games.