Paul Pogba repays price tag with one filthy pass
Talk about vision.
Paul Pogba might not have found his way on to the scoresheet in the wee hours of Sunday morning but he still managed to thrill the Manchester United supporters who stayed up half the night to watch their club get their pre-season tour underway.
United recorded a resounding 5-2 victory over LA Galaxy at the StubHub Centre; with Marcus Rashford, Marouane Fellaini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial all finding the net.
What stood out for many fans, however, was a piece of passing wizardry from Pogba which ultimately set up Martial's goal.
After taking the ball on the halfway line, the French midfielder held off an opposition player before he got his head up and spotted the run from Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
With remarkable accuracy in finding the gap between full-back and centre-half, Pogba also came up with the perfect pace to ensure that the ball wouldn't go out play before Fosu-Mensah could latch on to it.
Paul Pogba is worth every penny.pic.twitter.com/4y0XRpRMv7
— José (@MourinhoMindset) July 16, 2017
As new signing Romelu Lukaku made a near-post run, Martial pulled away from his marker and gave Fosu-Mensah the simplest of cutbacks before the France international hit the target in style.
It was a tidy finish but all that anybody could talk about was the 50-yard diagonal from Pogba.
Pogba scored less goals than Cahill and McAuley last season, but damn, we'll remember that pass in pre-season for eternity! What a player!
— AS (@Trequaregista) July 16, 2017
Pogba's pass to TFM is ridiculous wow
— Sam (@SamLui17) July 16, 2017
That pass from Pogba to Mensah is the most underrated talking point of the match.
— Vinay Raj (@thebeatstory) July 16, 2017
That diagonal pass to mensah , pogba is insane m dumb founded
— Butho Moyo (@bcmoyo) July 16, 2017
Pogba's gonna have a world class season. The absolute state of that pass. There will be plenty of those this year.pic.twitter.com/KL9LbO1Jgo
— Lisa Johnson (@girlmanutd) July 16, 2017
That pass from Pogba was the highlight of the match! 🔥🔥
— Utkarsh Mehta (@utkarshvmehta) July 16, 2017
That pass from Pogba to Timothy gave me joy unspeakable. 🔥🔥
— wazza (@Not_Uche) July 16, 2017
Oi how good was Pogba's pass for Martial's goal last night!? Pingggggg
— Mickey (@_MickeyPreedy) July 16, 2017
Pogba's pass to Timbo Fosu for the Martial goal was pure sex.
— Cesare Borgia (@Call_me_TAJ) July 16, 2017
Pogba is sensational. That pass to Mensah for his assist to Martial? Unreal. He’s going to be our best player this season,mark my words.
— TREY™ (@IamTreyD) July 16, 2017
While you're here...
Watch Wooly, Lar Corbett, Ronan O'Gara, Dion Fanning, Conor Sketches and Carlow's Endline Challenge on SportsJOE Live Episode 19.
Read more about: