Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What We Learned Analysis Samuel Luckhurst

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What We Learned Analysis Samuel Luckhurst

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POGBA ASSUMING IBRAHIMOVIC'S MANTLE IT was a piece of skill Mino Raiola might insist justifies the millions he pocketed from Paul Pogba's transfer. With both United players and supporters anxious at 0-0, Pogba intercepted the ball in the centre circle, kept it up four times, looped it over an opponent's head and fashioned a chance for Marcus Rashford.

There was also a crunching tackle on Pione Sisto which brought some in the south stand to their feet in the second half. Recent absences from the side have increased appreciation for Pogba among his naysayers and there was never a chance he would be distracted by the supposed investigation into his transfer against Celta.

Since that night Zlatan Ibrahimovic was left nursing his knee in the penalty area three weeks ago Pogba has performed consistently well and his form is close to resembling the class he displayed in the winter.

ANALYSIS WHAT FELLAINI SENDS REMINDER TO MOURINHO TWO encouraging snippets emerged from United's warmup: Their formation suggested they would not be purely pragmatic and Marouane Fellaini was one of the advanced midfielders. …

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