Pogba started the United comeback by converting his latest penalty..

Paul Pogba gave a mature interview after scoring in Man Utd's comeback vs Burnley

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester United certainly conformed with the Premier League chaos on Tuesday night.

Despite having strutted their way to eight consecutive wins under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - including massive results at Arsenal and Tottenham - the visit of Burnley turned into a real challenge.

On a night where Manchester City surprisingly lost at Newcastle and Arsenal laboured to victory over Cardiff, it wasn't until the dying moments that United had anything to show for.

Burnley surprised everyone by racing into a 2-0 lead, virtue of goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood, while looking almost impenetrable in defence.

Tom Heaton was having his second phenomenal performance at Old Trafford in just two years and it wasn't until the 81st minute that he was finally beaten.

Man Utd 2-2 Burnley

The Red Devils won themselves a penalty and Paul Pogba continued his rich vein of form under the new regime by finding the net.

It got even better as they entered stoppage time, though, with Victor Lindelof scrambling the ball home after Alexis Sanchez saw his header brilliantly saved.

So, although United fans wouldn't have settled for a point before the game, rescuing a 2-2 draw and keeping the unbeaten run intact felt like a real achievement.

Manchester United v Burnley FC - Premier League

Pogba reacts to Burnley draw

You could perhaps forgive the players for being chuffed with the performance then, but not if your name is Pogba.

Reinvigorated since the exit of Jose Mourinho, Pogba is considered to be one of the leading candidates for the club captaincy as uncertainty surrounds the future of Antonio Valencia.

And his reaction to the draw was everything you could expect from a United player and he received wide-praise for his comments across Twitter and Reddit.

Speaking to the BBC, he remarked: “The comeback was positive but the result was disappointing. The reaction was good, we didn’t lose, but we dropped two points we could have won.

"We have to learn from our mistakes and next time start the game differently.

"Like the manager said, you have to start strong and aggressive because that’s what they were in the first half. We played like we were winning 1-0 or 2-0, that’s where we went wrong."

No wonder the top comment on Twitter reads: 'Pogba speaking like a true Man United player. Give him the armband.'

Pogba as Man Utd captain?

Even when Lindelof rattled home the equaliser, it was clear that the team's focus was on returning to the centre circle and hunting for a winner.

On this particular occasion, a third goal wasn't forthcoming but the type of winning attitude seen under Sir Alex Ferguson certainly was.

United fans know Pogba has it in him to become a real leader at the club and it's clear he's in the perfect frame of mind right now. 

Manchester United v Burnley FC - Premier League

Do you think Pogba should take over the captaincy? Have your say in the comments section below.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again