Paul Pogba: I credit Michael Carrick with my performance vs Manchester City

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s hero of the weekend Paul Pogba has credited Michael Carrick as the reason for his inspired second half performance vs Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho’s men found themselves trailing 2-0 at half time after a gutless first 45 minutes but managed to turn things around entirely.

Pogba’s brace was instrumental in the comeback win with Chris Smalling grabbing the winner to deny City winning the tile, at least for now.

The Frenchman was as bad as anyone in the first half but singlehandedly dragged his team back into the match in the second with his two goals.

The talented midfielder though believes it was all due to what Carrick has been passing on to him and credited the Englishman for the goals.

According to Give Me Sport, Paul said: “I know they [Man City] love to attack, they don’t like to defend, so I knew I had to get in the box. I know I have Matic behind.

“You score one goal and your confidence goes up. [Alexis Sanchez] always tells me when you pass me the ball, ‘Just make the run, I see you.’

“I give the credit to Michael [Carrick] because every time after the game he shows me the video, make those runs.

“He has helped me a lot with this, every time after training or every time after a game he will say, ‘It’s very important, nobody can stop you.’ It’s hard to make this run, because you have to stay, you have to control.”

Michael wasn’t even on the pitch for the game against the Sky Blues but it was nice to see that he’s still influencing the team.

The veteran is expected to retire at the end of the season and join the club’s coaching staff so if this is a sign of what’s yet to come then he can prove to be a top coach.

Fans are absolutely delighted that Michael Carrick will stay involved with the club due to a host of recent stars deciding not to.

Rio Ferdinand, Gary and Phil Neville as well as Ryan Giggs are just a few of United’s former stars who no longer work with the club in any capacity.

The majority of the club’s icons actually work as ambassadors or the like but supporters would surely love to see more get involved with the day to day work as well.

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