Paul Pogba has labelled his Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku as the Premier League’s best striker.
Lukaku scored his first goal for Man United in over a month against Newcastle United in the Reds’ 4-1 dismantling of the Geordies, having been suffering in a goaldrought stretching from the October international break to the November international break.
Despite that, Pogba says his teammate’s quality was never in doubt.
“I come back and Romelu scores again? I like that,” Pogba said.
“We’ve got a lot of good players, a lot of talented players. We have to trust each other.
“Romelu is the best striker in the Premier League. We know his quality. We know everything. We don’t worry about him.
“And at the end, we see the result.”
Pogba himself got on the scoresheet on Saturday evening at Old Trafford. He also assisted Anthony Martial’s first-half equaliser with some wonderful footwork and patience on the edge of the box before a delightfully accurate and well-weighted cross to his France teammate.
The 25-year-old was returning from a long-term injury, starting his first game for United since mid-September when he captained Jose Mourinho’s side against FC Basel in a 3-0 win in the UEFA Champions League.
His comeback is a huge boost to United’s title challenge, not only with his own quality and direct contributions, but also the amount we see an improvement from players like Lukaku when Pogba is providing the service.