Goal of the Day: Pogba sinks Swans
Today's 'Goal of the Day' is a spectacular effort from our central midfielder in South Wales, back in 2016...
Date: 6 November 2016, Liberty Stadium, Premier League
Background: United had made a slow start to life under new manager Jose Mourinho, travelling to South Wales without a Premier League win in five matches, fresh from a Europa League defeat at Fenerbahce and with the manager serving a touchline ban. Defeats in our previous two visits to Swansea added further to the slight trepidation, although Swansea’s poor recent form did at least offer some hope.
What happened next: Six minutes later Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired in another long-range effort, then combined with Wayne Rooney to score again in the 33rd minute. Van der Hoorn grabbed a consolation in the second half but the Reds saw out a comfortable 3-1 win that could have been far more convincing but for spurned chances.
“It was one of the best goals I’ve scored,” said Pogba in his post-match interview.
“I hope I can score more goals to help the team. We needed
to win and that’s what we did.”