Paul Pogba’s strike against Fenerbahce at has won Manchester United’s goal of the month for October.
The Frenchman, who opened the scoring against Dick Advocaat’s side with a 19th minute penalty, launched a sweetly timed strike into the top corner for Man United’s third of the evening.
Pogba, buoyed by that spectacular goal, went on to produce a sensational performance for Jose Mourinho’s side, acting as a fundamental component of a comfortable 4-1 win.
The 23-year-old’s effort emphatically topped a poll on the club’s official website earlier this week.
One can’t but feel as if another goal of the month award will come Pogba’s way following his exceptional strike against Swansea City last Sunday.
Indeed, this is exactly what Pogba does: his everyday performance is characterised by powerful surges forward and inch-perfect passes, and every now and again – almost out of nowhere – he produces an effort that forces the world to stop and gawp at his unquestionable brilliance.
Now, don’t get me wrong: when Mourinho’s men are building pressure, slowly breaking down the opposition in search for that killer ball, there is nothing more infuriating than seeing Pogba launch a speculative effort over the bar. This always happened with Luis Nani, and I think it ended up giving me blood pressure problems.
And yet, reflecting on those goals against Fenerbahce and Swansea, one can’t help but feel as if that frustration is worth it.