Paul Pogba was pulling the strings on Thursday night as he scored the final goal in our comfortable 3-0 win away to Aston Villa.
The French international played the full 90 minutes at Villa Park as he looks fully fit and enthusiastic to play for Manchester United.
Prior to the Premier League restart last month, the 27-year-old hadn’t featured for us since December. He has now started our last four league games since coming on as a substitute versus Tottenham Hotspur and making an impact.
His goal was a fine 25 yard strike after Bruno Fernandes had played a corner directly to him. The Aston Villa defence failed to close Pogba down in time as he found the bottom corner with Pepe Reina’s line of sight blocked.
Speaking to MUTV after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was enthusiastic with the attitude that Pogba has been showing of late, saying:
“We’ve still got a contract with Paul and I’ve said it so many times, I think he’s a fantastic player, a fantastic person, one of the best midfielders in the world. I think he’s proving that he’s getting better and better – he’s been out for so long so that’s only natural. You can see he’s enjoying himself. The team is a different team to the one he left when he was injured. He’s focused and the attitude is everything. It’s miles better in that dressing room.”
A Champions League place would be guaranteed if we win our four remaining Premier League fixtures as we finish the season away to Leicester City, who currently sit one point above us.