Pogba inspires Man Utd against Milan
Posted On March 19, 2021
Manchester United booked their place in the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 cumulative victory on Thursday night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men ensured their progress with a 1-0 win at San Siro over AC Milan, with Paul Pogba coming off the bench to score the vital goal.
He had only been on the pitch for two minutes after his introduction at half-time before shooting from close range after flipping from the penalty area. Goal aside, it was quite an impressive performance from the Frenchman after coming back after about six weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury.
During his 45 minutes on the pitch, the former Juventus player managed 46 touches on the ball, passing Mason Greenwood, who ended up finishing the full game.
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The vast majority of Pogba’s touches also had a revealing contribution. According to WhoScored, he had three shots on goal, with no player on either side having more than the midfielder. The one he managed to reach, of course, ended up being the most important winning goal at the San Siro.
Pogba’s contributions didn’t end there either, as he also provided two key assists in what was an eye-catching offensive cameo. In his 90 minutes on the pitch, only Bruno Fernandes and Dan James could match that number, according to WhoScored.
While the £ 58.5million midfielder inspired the Red Devils in an attacking direction, he was also crucial as the visitors tried to close their vital victory. He contributed a tackle, two interceptions, a clearance and a successful aerial duel.
For a player who was deployed by Solskjaer to inspire the Red Devils in an offensive vein, Pogba’s determined defense was also hugely impressive.
Having played just 45 minutes for United in Italy, Pogba was truly the inspiration behind their victory.
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