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Bruno Fernandes Had To Applaud Paul Pogba After His Filthy Skill Snatched Pierre Lees-Melou's Soul

Daniel Marland

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Bruno Fernandes Had To Applaud Paul Pogba After His Filthy Skill Snatched Pierre Lees-Melou's Soul

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Bruno Fernandes couldn't help but applaud Paul Pogba's insane piece of skill during Manchester United's 3-2 win over Norwich City.

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Pogba started as the deepest midfielder on Saturday afternoon with Fernandes and Jesse Lingard either side of him in advanced positions.

The France international isn't fond of playing a holding role and he has the skill to do more further up the pitch. Just ask Pierre Lees-Melou.

In the first half, Pogba plucked a ball out of the air and Lees-Melou approached to dispossess his fellow countryman.

Pogba then popped the ball through Lees-Melou's legs and rode a challenge from Sam Byram before playing out of danger.

Fernandes can be seen in the far right of the frame, applauding his teammate for the composure on display.

There's no doubting Pogba's technical ability but United fans are starting to become frustrated with the 29-year-old.

He's the club's record signing and returned from Juventus in a then world record £89 million deal in 2016.

Since then he's won the Carabao Cup and Europa League, but not helped United become serious Premier League challengers.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Pogba's contract is up at the end of this season and it's expected he'll be leaving Old Trafford for free for a second time.

It's been a poor season overall for United and that frustration boiled over with the scores locked at 2-2.

Players were hit with chants of 'you’re not fit to wear the shirt' and Pogba was targeted after being substituted for Juan Mata.

A section of supporters in the Stretford End chanted 'f**k off Pogba' and booed him off the pitch.

United would end up winning thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick, but Pogba was still booed as players made their way down the tunnel.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick condemned the abuse post-match and believes targeting individuals is wrong.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"I can fully understand fans frustrated but [it] doesn't make sense to target individual players," Rangnick told BBC Sport.

"It is a collective responsibility, so for me it doesn't make sense. This is why I will always defend and protect my players. Paul did well in possession of the ball in what was not his best position."

United are now fifth in the Premier League with a chance of making the top four.

They return to action on Tuesday evening against bitter rivals Liverpool.

Topics: Paul Pogba, Premier League, Manchester United, Norwich City, Bruno Fernandes

Daniel Marland
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