Manchester United fans were absolutely delighted with Paul Pogba’s performance vs Stoke at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday night.
The Red Devils took apart the away side with relative ease, finishing the game with three goals to their name and having kept a clean sheet.
Much of their good play came through their star player Pogba who controlled the match from the start to the finish, grabbing an assist along the way.
The Frenchman showed off his passing range on the pitch, consistently finding his teammates in good positions whether it was from a short distance or a long one.
Perhaps fans enjoyed watching Paul more so than they did United as the midfielder helped his side to all three points at home.
That is a stunning goal from Martial, brilliantly seen by the excellent Pogba.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) January 15, 2018
There's one thing with Pogba i have also noticed..He can give super accurate long range passes with his right leg, AND his left leg..consistently. I rarely see this from any other player.
— O O (@otoiks) January 15, 2018
Paul Pogba showing again tonight why he is the best midfielder in the league and an absolute bargain.
— Pilib De Brún (Phil Brown) (@Malachians) January 15, 2018
Paul Pogba could find Tupac alive and well with a pass. Different class #MUNSTK
— Liamoooo (@LD_NCW) January 15, 2018
There were initial fears from fans that Paul Pogba was placed in the centre of midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation, having seen the recent success of the club in a 4-3-3.
Pogba has clearly played better in a more free role in a three man midfield and it quickly became clear that Lingard was actually playing in a deeper position as a central midfielder.
Both players were allowed to roam and did so excellently, often running into spaces from deep to cause confusion amongst Stoke’s defensive ranks.
Jose Mourinho has finally found the system to get the best out of his star player and it’s no surprise to see United play well when Paul does.