Paul Pogba's superb pass for Manchester United's opener is a joy to behold
The Paul Pogba-meter* has swayed away from 'crap' to 'good' this evening as the French international played a huge part in Manchester United's opening goal against Anderlecht.
While it's the name of Henrikh Mkhitaryan that's on the scoresheet - that man loves a Europa League goal- people have been lauding the vision and technique of Manchester United's No. 6 in the build-up to the goal.
The world's most expensive player has completed more passes than anyone else in the Europa League this season, his tally of 664 is 134 more than Roma's Leandro Paredes, but it's unlikely that he has played a better ball in Europe this year.
Somewhere, right now, Louis Van Gaal is crying that Pogba didn't play this ball sideways.
Lucky for us, he didn't.
Take a look at the £89.3 million man in action.
*We're predicting that the Pogba-meter will move towards 'crap' and a waste of money in his next outing, or that he'll muck up and Anderlecht will score another away goal and knock United out. In the next game though, he'll be declared the greatest thing since sliced bread. Either, or.
That goal from Mkhitaryan was set-up by Paul Pogba’s world-class pass. Stunning technique. Brilliantly finished by Mkhitaryan.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 20, 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan LOVES the Europa League!
That's his fifth goal in the competition. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/b1C0YABamq
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 20, 2017
Very high-quality pass from Paul Pogba to create the opening for Manchester United's opener. #MUNAND
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) April 20, 2017
Class from Pogba. So prompt with his passing. Five Europa League goals now for Mkhitaryan. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) April 20, 2017
And a fantastic pass by Paul Pogba in the build-up before Mkhitaryan's strike.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) April 20, 2017
Still though, you can't please everyone.
Dear me people buzzing over Pogba’s pass to Rashford.
Pretty routine if you ask me.
Still has to be played tho #vision
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) April 20, 2017
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