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Paul Pogba produced fantastic pass to Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Anderlecht

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If you’re the most expensive footballer in the world, everyone expects you to live up to your hefty price tag.

That’s the case for Paul Pogba, who is constantly expected to produce moments of magic that represent his £89 million price tag.

For the majority of the season, that has been difficult for the Frenchman with United struggling to qualify for the top four in the Premier League.

However, in Europe, Jose Mourinho’s side look on course for glory with them progressing through to the semi-finals thanks to an extra-time victory over Anderlecht.

And Pogba played an important role in United’s 3-2 aggregate win over their Belgian opponents.

He supplied a fantastic pass for Marcus Rashford in the first-half, with the youngster eventually squaring for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to fire home.

United fans and pundits alike were waxing lyrical about Pogba’s pass and rightly so, it was inch-perfect.

But it only got the attention it deserved because it led to a goal.

But did you realise that Pogba played an even better pass in that match that didn’t lead to a goal?

With the match heading to extra-time, Pogba collects the ball from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and looks to be heading out of space on the near touchline.

However, he somehow spots Ibrahimovic making a run into the box and finds him brilliantly with a chipped left footed pass.

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Zlatan controlled the ball with his back to goal but went down looking for a penalty, which the referee rightly waved away.

Check out Pogba’s pass and the reaction from the United fans:

Pogba's pass

United fans react

Mourinho will be hoping for more Pogba madness in the coming weeks as the Red Devils look to win the competition in order to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Although they would be level on points with Liverpool if they won their two matches in hand in the league, the fact they still face trips to Burnley, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham this season means it will be very difficult for a top four finish.

Therefore, they will be hoping the £89m Pogba can inspire them to triumph in Europe.

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