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The Brilliant Reason Why Paul Pogba Allowed Alexis Sanchez To Take Penalty

Jack Kenmare

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The Brilliant Reason Why Paul Pogba Allowed Alexis Sanchez To Take Penalty

Saturday February 3 was a day to remember for Manchester United's latest signing Alexis Sanchez.

The 29-year-old deservedly picked up the Man of the Match award after a fine individual performance against struggling Huddersfield.

I'm sure the 74,000 in attendance would agree when I say he deserved his debut goal. Sanchez's penalty was saved in the 67th minute, but the Chilean reacted quickly to convert the rebound.

The former Arsenal player proceeded to celebrate in front of the adoring Old Trafford crowd and the first player to congratulate Sanchez was in fact Paul Pogba.

As revealed by Jose Mourinho, the French midfielder actually stepped aside to give Sanchez a chance to make his home debut a memorable one.

"It's between him and Paul and I think Paul was a nice guy to him," he said via The Mirror.

"He understood it would be important to score and let him take the penalty, I don't think is a dream goal for Alexis, every player prefers to score without a save and the second ball but it also show his attention to detail, his reaction and his desire, that's fine."

Mourinho continued by praising the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial:

"He played only three and first at Old Trafford. Old Trafford, in spite of being a quiet stadium, the pitch is big, the grass is nice and the players feel very comfortable playing here.

"But I don't want to individualise because the attacking players have so much quality, I have on the bench Rashford and Martial to bring into the game, they have so much quality I think is easy and in the future will be even easier for them to enjoy together.

"Alexis was enjoying the game, he arrived in the end completely dead but he was really enjoying the dynamic of the team and of the team's game."

Topics: Paul Pogba, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Football, Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez, Huddersfield, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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