Paul Pogba in action.

Hot Pogba got Fernandes and Rashford in a spin

Friday 18 December 2020 16:47

Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have shown their appreciation for a moment of Paul Pogba magic against Sheffield United, which started a sensational team goal at Bramall Lane.

The midfielder executed a perfect pirouette on the ball while under pressure and that spin allowed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to counter-attack at pace with some unerring one-touch football.

Our official Instagram account honed in on Pogba’s contribution by posting the video - which you can watch below - and the comments section is led by supportive team-mates Bruno and Marcus...
Watch the Pogba turn that has earned praise from Fernandes and Rashford on Instagram.
Crucially, after Pogba’s show of skill, referee Michael Oliver played a superb advantage following a clear foul on Mason Greenwood, by Phil Jagielka, and Rashford was able to find Fernandes on the break.

Our Portuguese magnifico maintained the pace by passing to Anthony Martial in an advanced position and the Frenchman moved it back to Rashford, who supplied a simple finish.

Reacting to the goal, Rashford told us: “It is what the team is capable of doing. The players, we just want to do it more and more consistently. We know we can do it every five games or six games, but can we do it every week? That is the challenge for us and we will give it a good go in the next game.”

Watch United's stunning team goal from start to finish...

Watch the brilliant team goal that started with Pogba and ended with Rashford.
Solskjaer also heaped praise on Pogba during the post-match press conference, highlighting his defensive work as much as his attacking endeavours. 

“With strength in the air, we knew he would be important from set-plays, from goal-kicks and corner-kicks as well, and he won almost every single header. 

“And we wanted his vision and creativity as well, so Paul has responded really well to the work he has been doing. He is fit now and it was an excellent performance.”

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