World record signing Paul Pogba has had a tough ride from fans and the press since arriving at Manchester United for a fee of £89m last summer.
The former Juventus man, who left United for Turin in 2012 before returning a world-beater last year, was signed to make the difference and did so on Wednesday night when he broke the deadlock with a deflected strike from range in Stockholm against Ajax on the way to winning the Europa League final and earning a spot at the top table, the Champions League, next season.
The strike from the France international set Jose Mourinho’s side on their way to a second major trophy of the season, with the flick of a toe from this season’s Europa League star, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, doubled the lead and almost took the wind out of the Dutch opponents.
Pogba has not delivered quite what was expected in a Manchester United shirt so far, however, fans will be hoping that an important goal on an important stage will have given him the platform to go forward and succeed next season, and they were not holding back their love on Twitter…
— Victor™ (@iamveektour) May 24, 2017
Goal of the season, worth every penny #Pogba
— Rhys Parkman (@RhysParkman) May 24, 2017
— Rohan K (@rk_rf) May 24, 2017
— Will Ramsay (@WillR14) May 24, 2017
— Liam Hocking (@argylehocking) May 24, 2017
— Jason (@JayC944) May 24, 2017