Manchester United have had an excellent week, with Jose Mourinho’s men beating Manchester City to halt their title celebrations, while the Red Devils’ U18 side scooped a trophy of their own.
From an individual standpoint, Paul Pogba will no doubt be smiling following his two-goal heroics against our fierce rivals. For said performance, the Frenchman was rewarded with a place in Gazzetta dello Sport’s (translated excellently by Sport Witness) European Team of the Week, alongside none other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
It certainly felt like the making of Pogba, and heck, it had been an awfully long time coming. For weeks, us fans had lamented poor displays from the technically gifted midfield maestro, but to see it all click in a high magnitude clash was a thing of beauty.
To be up there amongst world-class European footballers surely must drive Pogba on. He has to want more, he has to want to succeed here at Manchester United, and winning major trophies is the only way he can do that.
Sure, it’ll be an FA Cup or bust for him this season, but next term, I fully expect the Frenchman to churn out top-level performances on a more consistent basis.