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Watch: Paul Pogba's unreal first touch after ref gives free-kick in France win

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After a difficult start to the 2015/16 season, Paul Pogba may be finally starting to find his footing.

The world's most expensive player scored a sumptuous volley in Manchester United's final game before the international break and followed that up on Friday night with a crucial goal in France's 2-1 win over Sweden.

Pogba's headed equaliser on the hour mark wasn't his only moment of class from a corner last night, though. That's after the 23-year-old produced an amazing piece of first-touch control after the referee had blown for a free-kick to Sweden. Scroll down to see the latest piece of Pogba magic.

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There is no doubt that Pogba hasn't hit the ground running since his £83 million move from Juventus to Old Trafford over the summer. Over the first few months, the midfielder has come in for criticism from fans expecting more - both for the Red Devils and on the international stage.

The Frenchman has responded in recent times, however, with his critical goal against Sweden marking the second straight game for his national team in which he has found the back of the net.

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Touch of class

And, whilst his header and performance in general versus Sweden mark the latest stage in his quest to return to top form, it was a moment when Friday's game wasn't actual 'live' that might have provided the best example of why Pogba is so highly rated.

Backing away from a crowded six-yard box in the hope a Dimitri Payet corner would find its way to him at the corner of the penalty area, the United star looked set to attempt a difficult volley right up until the referee blew for a free-kick to France's opponents.

Rather than kick the ball away, or let it fly past him, Pogba instead somehow managed to adjust and stop the ball dead on his boot before producing a few expertly controlled keepie-uppies...

A touch of class that was befitting of Pogba's world record transfer fee. 

United fans watching on last night will have been glad to see Pogba in confident mood and, so long as their expensive star can make it through France's friendly against the Ivory Coast next Tuesday, they will be looking forward to maintaining his recent improved form in the Premier League.

With United off the pace domestically right now and a tough fixture away at Arsenal on November 19, the Red Devils will need Pogba at his skillful best if they are to come away from the Emirates with a result.

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