Paul Pogba came off the bench to inspire Manchester United to a draw against Tottenham on Friday night.
The Frenchman hadn’t played since December due to injury and appeared to have played his final match for the club before the coronavirus pandemic halted the season.
Without him, United had turned to new signing Bruno Fernandes and went on an 11-match unbeaten run which had given them an excellent chance of finishing in the top-four this season.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided he would only start Pogba on the bench as they visited the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium upon their return.
But after 63 minutes, they needed to turn to the World Cup winner.
United trailed to a Steven Bergwijn strike and appeared to lack options despite starting Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James.
That was until Pogba came on.
Immediately, he was linking up with midfield partner Fernandes.
He then earned United a point with a superb piece of skill on Eric Dier before being hauled down in the penalty area. Fernandes stepped up to equalise.
But Pogba wasn’t done there. He later produced an incredible half volley pass to Rashford, who couldn’t get past Davinson Sanchez.
United may not have earned all three points but United fans must be massively encouraged by Pogba’s 27-minute cameo performance.
You can check out his individual highlights here:
Not bad for his first appearance for six months.
However, the draw leaves the Red Devils two points off Chelsea in fourth having played a game more.
But they will fancy their chances of winning the majority of their remaining fixtures as they face Sheffield United (H), Norwich (A), Brighton (A), Bournemouth (H), Aston Villa (A), Southampton (H), Crystal Palace (A), West Ham (H) and Leicester (A).
With Pogba in this kind of form, you certainly wouldn't back against them finishing in the top four.
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