Manchester United fans could be forgiven for wondering what £89m has actually brought them with Paul Pogba, but the French international grabbed headlines last night with a brace in the Europa League against Fenerbahce, which undoubtedly led to sighs of relief throughout Old Trafford.
The world’s most expensive footballer had been criticised for his early performances since his return to the Premier League from Juventus and had become a figure for rival fans to mock on a weekly basis.
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) October 21, 2016
However, those same mocking fans may soon need to eat a large portion of humble pie if last night’s performance was anything to go by, as Pogba put in a superb showing during the Red Devils’ comfortable victory over the Turkish side.
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 20, 2016
The player himself was understandably chuffed with his own performance and the victory for the team, whilst fans were left wondering if this was the true arrival of Pogba for the Premier League giants.
Whether this is simply a tease to United fans of what Pogba is capable of or if it’s the start of something great remains to be seen, but supporters took to social media to celebrate…
perhaps the real pogba is back #POGBOOM
— Musty01 (@Musty0112) October 20, 2016
Paul Pogba was top quality tonight! ???????????????? #MUFC
— Azza (@CoachAzza) October 20, 2016
Mata, Carrick and Pogba very good tonight. All showed why they should be starting on Sunday in a huge game vs Chelsea. 3 points needed.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 20, 2016
Another good night. Unbeaten in six! Pogba off the mark & finding his form. Carrick & Mata pushing for a start on Sunday. #MUFC
— Mickey T (@therealMickeyT) October 20, 2016
Pogba is a beast????????
— Japh (@Iliyasu_japh) October 20, 2016
Hopefully that shuts up the pogba haters till Sunday
— Adam yorke (@Adamyorke1) October 20, 2016
Brilliant performance from the team.
Pogba looking dangerous,Mata and Carrick took full control too.Great to see RvP score too.#FullTimeDoc
— Tom Vella (@TomVella2000) October 20, 2016
However, the performance didn’t stop rival fans from having a dig.
Pogba scored a brilliant goal against Fenerbahche, very similar to ElNeny's goal against Barcelona.
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) October 21, 2016
So the Mancs paid £89m for Pogba to replace Depay as the Thursday night merchant.
— The Kop (@Kop_Central) October 21, 2016
Man United fans be like: "Where them Pogba haters at?"
Lmao. Pogba haters don't watch football on Thursday nights ????
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) October 21, 2016