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Dean Henderson's early howler against his former club put United 1-0 behind, but a masterful performance from Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and a Marcus Rashford double helped the Old Trafford side to a 3-2 victory.
"If you actually watch football you'll know Pogba slaps in them balls on a regular... when you talk about vision and technique you have to mention him," said Everton's Yannick Bolasie, adding the hashtag SatNav to recognise Pogba's pinpoint passing skills.
"Pogba has to be given our December player of the month," said a Man United fan on twitter. "He's been consistently top class all month."
Paul Pogba running the show :dizzy: pic.twitter.com/kfBul4yv0a- United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) December 17, 2020
If you actually watch football you'll know Pogba slaps in them balls on a regular...when you talk about vision & technique you have to mention him #SatNav- Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) December 17, 2020
Pogba has to be given our December player of the month. He's been consistently top class all month.- RiZzy:red_circle: (@RiZzyUTD) December 17, 2020
Pogba's wonderfully looped pass over the top of the Sheffield United defence, right into the path of Anthony Martial's run, helped give his fellow French international his first Premier League goal of the season. It was a stunning assist.
However it was Pogba's all-round game, his link-up play with Bruno Fernandes and his work rate that all shone.
The French World Cup-winning midfielder made eight ball recoveries, plus two tackles and two interceptions across the 90 minutes to add to his attacking output.
Paul Pogba's game by numbers vs. Sheffield United:- Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 17, 2020
82% pass accuracy
15 final third passes
8 ball recoveries
6/8 long passes
A really strong performance in the middle of the park. :muscle: pic.twitter.com/KiZuGMlEIH
But the 27-year-old's real moment of magic was when he unleashed his inner Zinedine Zidane and did a roulette that sent on-loan Chelsea player Ethan Ampadu hurtling in the wrong direction. His subsequent pass set the move in motion for United's third goal of the game.
It was a dazzling moment of skill that shows what Pogba is capable of when fully fit and at his best.
Fans described it as a 10/10 performance. While Michael Owen suggested post-match that keeping Pogba and Fernandes on the pitch together could see Man United mount a serious league title bid.
These lot are mad, Pogba does those passes for fun. Their agenda for him has blinded them. If it was another player that played that pass they would praise him :joy:- Harry Pinero (@harrypinero) December 17, 2020
One of his rare 10/10 performances it shows he plays well with a pure cdm to cover him- TLR (@tommylr30) December 17, 2020
Pogba's club currently sit five points behind leaders Liverpool with a game in hand after Thursday's victory.
Fans will be eager to see if Pogba can maintain this level of performance and lead United on a title charge in a season where so many of the main contenders are dropping points.
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