Paul Pogba has been Manchester United’s matchwinner in two of their last three games.
It could have been three in three had he scored that late chance at Anfield, but he recovered from that disappointment to rifle in a stunning winner against Fulham last night.
The left-footed strike was a moment of inspiration to send United back to the top of the Premier League.
That strike and his all-round performance deservedly earned him praise from his captain and his manager.
Harry Maguire told the club’s website: “Paul doesn’t have a weak foot. Over the last month or so, he’s starting to get his fitness back and coming back into the team and doing what he’s doing at the moment is great for us.
“He’s a big part of the dressing room, a big player for us. We know he can produce moments of brilliance. I hope he carries on and I’m sure he will.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also asked about Pogba after the game and as per Eurosport, he said: “He’s enjoying his football, happy, physically in very good shape.
“We know all about his talent. Today we decided to play him in midfield and it was worth it. He does everything, we know Paul can do more or less anything asked of a midfielder and he’s putting it together now which is great to see.”
It wasn’t just Pogba’s goal which caught the eye.
As per WhoScored, he made four tackles, more than anyone else in a United shirt.
He also made three interceptions and nobody on either side made more at Craven Cottage.
United made a slow start and Pogba was as culpable for that as anyone, but he recovered to make another match-winning contribution.
Maguire and Solskjaer know how important he can be going forward.
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