Luke Shaw posts brilliant tweet about Paul Pogba's run-up after Man Utd 2-1 Everton

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Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 on Sunday afternoon thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.

Pogba broke the deadlock in the 27th minute, scoring the rebound after his penalty was saved by Jordan Pickford.

His stuttering run-up included 28 steps and, speaking after the match, Jose Mourinho suggested the 25-year-old Frenchman needs to consider changing his technique.

“The thing I like is the desire to take it,” said the Portuguese coach. “I like the fact he wants to take the penalty but maybe he needs to change his approach.

“I like the player that says “I want to take it”. But Paul, can he improve? I think he can.

"The goalkeepers know his running up style, they don’t move and they are waiting for his decision, so he has to learn from that. But, for me, the most important thing is he wants to go again.

“Maybe he has to change his approach, but I don't want him to change his mental approach. The keeper is also a good penalty saver, so let’s give credit to him. He showed that in the World Cup."

Luke Shaw's tweet

Pogba's unique run-up certainly divides opinion and there were plenty of fans discussing his technique on social media.

One fan's tweet comparing Pogba and Usain Bolt went viral - and Luke Shaw chimed in with a brilliant tweet too.

Well played, Shaw.

The 23-year-old full back has been enjoying his football under Mourinho this season after a difficult couple of campaigns.

And, evidently, he's enjoying himself away from the pitch too, albeit at Pogba's expense.


Shaw recently signed a lucrative five-year contract and Man United fans are hoping that Anthony Martial will follow suit.

The French forward, who is currently in a rich vein of form, reportedly rejected the club's latest contract offer.

"I think he [Martial] is a very special player. I've always believed it," said Graeme Souness on Sky Sports after the 2-1 win.

"He possesses everything - pace, power, a super technique as we've seen in the last few weeks of scoring goals.

"He's the full package if he's right, but I don't know if he doesn't want to be in Manchester or he's fallen out with the manager in pre-season because his partner has given birth, but there is a real player in there."

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