Manchester United certainly left it late, but Jose Mourinho’s men somehow managed to grab the goal to take all three points back to Old Trafford. The man of the moment was Marcus Rashford, who timed his run perfectly to score in the 92nd minute.
The game as a whole saw United pressing forward, with Hull City’s intentions of defending with eleven men behind the ball clear from the off. That meant the pressure was on the midfield duo of Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba to dissect the Hull defence, but they largely struggled to do so.
According to the guys over at Squawka, it wasn’t Paul Pogba’s finest hour in terms of stats. The midfield maestro was sublime last time out against Southampton as he made eight take-ons and looked a real menace.
However, against Hull City we witnessed just the one take-on from the 23-year-old Frenchman. He wasn’t really much of a threat when it came to those rasping shots of his from outside the area too, with a mere 17% hitting the target.
United were heavily on the front foot and had the bulk of possession, but Pogba was also wasteful with that as he made ten passes that didn’t reach their intended destination.
It wasn’t his finest evening, but it certainly isn’t a concern just yet. You feel the midfielder will thrive in the games where teams aren’t afraid to have a go. Next up is the Manchester derby, and that’ll be the perfect game for him to showcase that.
Pogba v Hull:
17% shot accuracy
10 failed passes
1 chance created
1 take on
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— Rory Briggs (@RWABriggs) August 27, 2016