Manchester United key player Paul Pogba has claimed that the players always knew they would score in the clash with Everton in the Premier League.
The Red Devils travelled to Goodison Park in the hopes of ending their poor form which consisted of three consecutive draws that seriously put their top four hopes, let alone their title hopes, in jeopardy.
The first half ended goalless despite some decent play from United but it wasn’t until the second half that they scored through a great effort by Anthony Martial.
Jose Mourinho set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation in comparison to the more recently used 4-2-3-1 and it proved to be a success with his side winning the match with a comfortable 2-0 result.
Pogba had a lot to do with the three points having assisted both Martial and Jesse Lingard, impressing in a more creatively free role.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Paul said: “It’s the first game of the year. It was a good win. We played with aggression but a positive way. We knew we could score going in at half-time. We believed in it. We just had to work hard.”
Much has been made of Paul Pogba’s role at Manchester United since arriving from Juventus last season, having often featured in a deeper position than he was used to.
Playing as a part of a double pivot alongside Nemanja Matic, Pogba had to keep in mind his defensive duties a little more than fans and perhaps the player preferred.
Supporters instantly recognised that the French star performed extraordinarily in his years with the Italian giants due to being unshackled, playing in a midfield three where he was allowed complete freedom.
It seems after all, that there was some truth to the claim as Paul put in a display worthy of the man of the match award vs the Toffees.