Football | 5 months ago
Manchester United fans are gushing over sublime Paul Pogba pass
There needed to be a goal at the end of that

It deserved a goal at the end of it.

It's advantage Manchester United as the Red Devils secured a 2-0 win over Hull City in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg at Old Trafford.

Hull may feel a little bit aggrieved as there was a hint of offside during United's opener.

Mata gave the home side the lead 11 minutes into the second half, finishing from close range after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's header across the face of the goal.

Footage during coverage of the match showed the Spaniard was in an offside position by a matter of inches.

Marouane Fellaini put the result beyond doubt with a header three minutes from full-time but it was Paul Pogba's pass at the beginning of the second half which had United fans purring.

Pogba picked up the ball from inside his own half and sent a sublime diagonal through ball into the path of Wayne Rooney.


Rooney failed to hit the target however and you must think that it was the perfect opportunity for Rooney to finally surpass Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 249 goals for the club.

Unfortunately for Rooney, it wasn't meant to be but United fans nonetheless were in awe of the pass the Frenchman had delivered.

Twitter, as you would imagine, exploded as a result.


United will look to secure their passage to the final when they play Hull in the second leg on January 26 at the KCOM Stadium.

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