Ashley Young scored two superb goals in Manchester United‘s 4-2 win at Watford on Tuesday night – but the real highlight of the game was Paul Pogba’s nutmeg on Richarlison.
Watford’s summer signing has been one of the stars of the Premier League season so far, but Pogba didn’t seem to have got the memo when he found himself one-on-one with the Brazilian at Vicarage Road.
In the corner of the pitch with seemingly nowhere to go, many players would have booted the ball out of play or looked to get it upfield, but Pogba decided to do something different. Something quite different indeed.
— utdhq (@utdhq) November 28, 2017
Pogba only returned from a two-month injury lay-off 10 days ago, but United’s record signing hasn’t wasted much time in getting back to top form.
This flick to set Anthony Martial free midway through the second half was a clear sign of a player enjoying his football – and it’s safe to say United’s supporters were enjoying watching him too.
— La Casa del Fútbol en Movistar+ (@casadelfutbol) November 28, 2017
United were 3-0 up at this point through Young’s double and one from Martial, but Troy Deeney and Abdoulaye Doucouré looked to have set up a grandstand finale before Jesse Lingard made sure of the points four minutes from the end.
The win moves the Red Devils to within five points of Manchester City, who host Southampton on Wednesday.
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