Paul Pogba lauded after 'class act' after giving his shirt to young fan

Paul Pogba came off the bench to help Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Brighton. The midfielder provided an assist for Bruno Fernandes’ late goal, his eighth of the season.

Pogba was rested at kick-off with manager Ralf Rangnick mindful of a congested fixture list and Pogba only returning from injury at the start of the month.

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Pogba may be into his final few months at United as his contract winds down, but he is keen to leave a good impression.

After the final whistle the World Cup winner was seen giving his shirt to a young supporter, before returning to the dressing room.

Pogba’s actions were praised after the game by the cousin of the fan, who lauded the ‘class act’ and said the memory will last forever for the young match-goer.

The moment capped a successful night for Pogba, who provided his eighth assist of the season in the win.

His performance was praised by MUTV pundit Dion Dublin, who said the midfielder ‘changed the game’ when he came on.

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Pogba is playing his way into a starting role for Manchester United’s Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid next week.

While he could be used as an impact substitute again, he was likely rested last night with a view to a starting role next week.

United need the club’s most talented players to step up, and Pogba fits firmly into this category. He could still finish his spell at United on a high, and when he is in the mood, there are not many better players than he is.

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