Paul Pogba scores ‘cheeky’ goal on his Manchester United return to see Crimson Devils beat AC Milan to make Europa League quarter-finals
he tie was finely balanced at 1-1 following the primary leg at Previous Trafford and United made a optimistic in Italy.
Bruno Fernandes fired over from place and Daniel James noticed penalty appeals towards Fikayo Tomori ignored, with Milan in management for probably the most half.
Stefano Pioli’s males have been on prime by the top of the interval, with Dean Henderson denying Alexis Saelemaekers earlier than Rade Krunic put vast underneath strain.
Paul Pogba, who has been out since February 6, got here on for Marcus Rashford on the break in a bid to alter the dynamic of the sport – a change that paid dividends inside 4 minutes.
ames noticed a shot blocked to start out a penalty-box melee through which United saved their cool, with Fred’s strain on Kessie main the ball to be pushed onto Pogba. 5 yards out however at an acute angle, he formed to cross solely to strike previous Gianluigi Donnarumma on the close to submit.
talkSPORT’s co-commentator for the match, Dean Ashton, stated: “Nicely, we thought it could be a world star that might come on and make the distinction and most of the people would have thought that might be Zlatan Ibrahimovic, however it’s Pogba.
“The cheekiness of this end is simply wonderful. Sure, they get a little bit of luck because it ricochets within the field. It falls to Pogba six yards out and it seems like he’s going to play it into the again submit, offers Donnarumma the eyes and simply cooly curls it into the close to submit.
“What a pleasant, artistic end from Paul Pogba.”