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United needed to score at the San Siro to seal their place in the Europa League quarter-finals and Pogba stepped up.
The Frenchman replaced Marcus Rashford at half time and scored within three minutes of the restart with a calm finish.
He brought threat for the Red Devils when going forward and transformed their fortunes after a slow first half.
His goal means United have gone through 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last week.
Pogba had been out with a hamstring injury since February's 3-3 draw with Everton and missed a number of games.
But a timely return to the United midfield could be a boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side as they chase a first trophy in four years.
It's been a strong personal season for the 28-year-old and fans are hoping he can maintain that form for the rest of this campaign.
Highlights what Man Utd has missed in the last 7 weeks.
Hope he stays beyond the end of this season and also stays fit https://t.co/EhRr7ag2DK
- Pai (@tallnspaicy) March 19, 2021
The zebra stripe kit on Paul:heart_eyes: https://t.co/rQ0zUYDKYg
- Kevin Mehta (@kevinmehtaa) March 19, 2021
The game changed when @paulpogba came on today :raised_hands::raised_hands::fire: #MUFC https://t.co/1vhohRwq0L
- TheLogicalUnited :flag_ye: (@jmansharma) March 19, 2021
On his day the boy is unplayable :red_circle: https://t.co/Ykkb3FDQte
- Only Mike #MOSH #MUFC (@MikeTellEm) March 19, 2021
Solskjaer revealed after the game that Pogba was only fit enough to play 45 minutes after recovering from injury.
"Paul looked like he'd been out for six weeks, yeah, for sure," the Norwegian stated per Sky Sports.
"He's been working really hard but when you play football it's different and you can see that he needs... he couldn't play more than 45 and he'll get better and better.
"That's a big, big boost for us rest of the season because the boys have done fantastic without him but we know Paul's qualities.
"Marcus [Rashford] had a little twinge that we couldn't take a risk with him but hopefully he won't be too bad."
Former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the best chance at an equaliser with his header being saved by Dean Henderson.
Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw put in accomplished performances at the back to give the away side their third clean sheet in four games.
United return to action in the FA Cup on Sunday when they travel to Leicester City for a quarter-final showdown.
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