Paul Pogba dazzles in attacking midfield role during win over Everton

Mae Harvey
October 29, 2018

Manchester United came out 2-1 winners in their Premier League match against Everton on Sunday, as goals by Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial ensured that Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty was just a consolation.

Jose Mourinho has been reluctant to drop Romelu Lukaku in the past due to the lack of options the club has on the flanks.

His penalty-taking method must rankle with pragmatist Mourinho and a loose pass led to the Toffees' goal, but Pogba was so often at the heart of United's best moves and in this mood his manager will accept the good with the bad. That poor run is in sharp contrast to his form at the same stage last campaign, when he had already netted 11 times.

"It's a hard sensation for us because a moment like that makes it easier for our opponent".

"I believe that at the end of December we will be in a completely different position in the table", the United boss said.

We have no idea what he was thinking giving away a needless penalty away. But I think Lukaku and the Man United team have the quality to do good things.

Lineker wrote on Twitter during the game: "Terrific finish from Martial".

"That moment, it was no penalty".

Manchester United entered the game against Everton under pressure to win after they were outclassed at Old Trafford on Tuesday night by Juventus. Sigurdsson and Richarlison combine to send Bernard free.

However, Pogba's goal came after a quite outlandish run-up for penalty, which was saved by Jordan Pickford before the Frenchman tapped home the rebound. Some showboating in midfield led Everton to win the ball and launch the attack that led to their spot kick.

Three minutes into the second half, Pogba was involved again for United's second, brilliantly finished by Martial with a curling right-footed shot from outside the box, reminiscent of his second goal in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea last weekend.

Pogba went down screaming like a stuck pig under a none challenge from Gomes, drawing a rueful shake of the head from Marco Silva, clearly fed up with the Frenchmans' posing and posturing ahead of Lukaku replacing Rashford in the 65th minute.

Sigurdsson neatly slammed the ball into the top right corner, with De Gea going low the other way to make it 2-1. He surges into the area but sees his rising effort brush the fingertips of De Gea on its way over.

Everton spurned a glorious chance to reduce the arrears and get back in the game as Richarlison found Sigurdsson and he released Bernard to run in and round De Gea before inexplicably hitting the side netting with the goal gaping.

Paul Pogba's penalty technique is seriously p**sing off everyone.

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