Jose Mourinho's reaction to Paul Pogba's performance v Newcastle is just perfect

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That Paul Pogba isn't bad at football, is he?

The Frenchman made his return to the Manchester United first team versus Newcastle at Old Trafford and from the first minute, he reminded supporters just how important he is to the club.

Despite going 1-0 down early on to a Dwight Gayle goal, the Red Devils rallied very well and earned a deserved 4-1 victory to take them back into second place.

Pogba was instrumental in midfield alongside Nemanja Matic, orchestrating the play and elevating the level of all those around him.

His jinking run and cross for Anthony Martial's goal was superb and in the second half, he stole in at the back post to record a goal on his return.

When he left the pitch to be replaced by Marouane Fellaini, he was given a standing ovation by the Old Trafford faithful.


Speaking after the match, the boss was, of course, in positive spirits, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return another source of smiles at the Theatre of Dreams.

And, in his post-match interview, Mourinho perfectly summed up just what Pogba means to this United side.


"Paul Pogba is different class - Paul and Nemanja Matic grew up together at the start of the season and are the engine of the team. It was in Paul's hands, how many minutes to play until he began to feel fatigued. It was a great performance from him.

"I know that strikers depend on goals for confidence and happiness. I was really happy to see him score his goal.

"We go match to match - we can only play Manchester City twice in a season. In those games we will try to take points - outside of those fixtures we are not in control."

After watching him dictate proceedings against the Magpies, you can't help but agree with the Special One.


United now face a trip to Switzerland to face Basel on Wednesday night before facing Brighton in the league next weekend.

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Jose Mourinho
Manchester United
Paul Pogba
Premier League
Nemanja Matic
Marcus Rashford
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain

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