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Thierry Henry spoke brilliantly about Paul Pogba after Everton 0-2 Man Utd

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was Man of the Match in Monday's 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

The 24-year-old Frenchman was let loose in a new position by Jose Mourinho - and he certainly flourished.

Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic both played behind Pogba in midfield, allowing the club-record signing to roam in dangerous positions.

The former Juventus talisman bagged two assists, setting up Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to score their sublime goals.

Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry was dazzled by Pogba's performance against Everton and waxed lyrical about him during the post-match analysis.

The former Arsenal forward - who famously loved to peel out to the left - believes Pogba must continue to play in his new role.

"He can play in a lot of positions," said Henry on Sky Sports. "I said when he first arrived that, for me, he is not a holding midfielder.

"He can play in a lot of positions but that is where he is at his best. That was vintage Juve Pogba.

"Every time Lingard was making that early run inside, he was occupying that position on the left.


"When you go back on your right foot — I used to go on the left myself — you can ping a ball on the other side, you can play that reverse pass, you can play a cute one-two, you can dribble past people. As we saw, he did it all in the second half.

"When he plays at that level he is almost unplayable and I think he changed the second half.

"He went up to a certain level. That's what you do as a captain. You say to your team-mates, "guys, follow me. I'll show you the way.

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"When he plays like that and when he plays on the left, coming in and being kind of free, it's very difficult to stop him.

"Today he acted like a captain. That's very important too."

Pogba was re-signed by Man United for £89m in 2016 and struggled to impress during his first season back at Old Trafford.

Now in his second season, the skilful midfielder has been able to influence games much more regularly and he's beginning to get the plaudits he deserves.

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