Daley Blind nutmegs Paul Pogba with pass

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Manchester United fans had a vested interest in France's World Cup qualifying clash with Holland on Monday night, with a number of their stars in action.

Paul Pogba grabbed the majority of the headlines by scoring the only goal of the game with a fierce strike from over 30 yards out in the first half.

Likewise, Anthony Martial showed a few decent touches when he came on for Les Bleus after the interval, while Daley Blind and Jose Mourinho outcast Memphis Depay also starred in the key Group A match.

It might be Pogba and Martial who earned the bragging rights once the four return to Manchester, however, Blind gathered some ammunition of his own by somewhat embarrassing the most expensive player in the world.

The Dutch left-back had the ball on the wing as Pogba attempted to close him down.

One of Blind's best assets is his composure and it was on show again when he refused to panic, despite seemingly having few options off the ball.

Instead, he picked out a brilliant pass to Tottenham's Vincent Janssen, through the legs of an unsuspecting Pogba - scroll down to see the clip.

For a defender, goals are naturally a bit harder to come by but nutmegging Pogba must have almost felt like finding the back of the net for Blind.

The Red Devils' French star will not want to be shown a replay of that too often and you can imagine Maarten Stekelenburg will be feeling the same about Pogba's goal.

The Everton goalkeeper got a hand on Pogba's long-range strike but could only parry the ball further towards the corner of the net to hand the French the lead.

Meanwhile, Depay also performed a neat turn to go past Djibril Sidibe after coming on in the 16th minute to remind his club manager exactly what he can do.

The former PSV ace was regarded as one of Louis van Gaal's most expensive flops last season as he failed to make an impact in the Premier League.

It would appear not much has changed from the brief cameos Depay has made so far under Mourinho, nevertheless, he has surprisingly retained the faith of Dutch boss Danny Blind.

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