Paul Pogba has been a consistent danger for the opposition under Solskjaer. This time, he took on his own teammate, Eric Bailly!
Manchester United advanced to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Chelsea.
Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba were on target for the visitors as Maurizio Sarri’s men failed to cope up with the pressure.
While Sarri’s job is reportedly under scanner after the loss, Solskjaer enjoyed his 11th win in 13 games since joining United across all competitions. The players also celebrated in the dressing room following the victory, with Paul Pogba destroying Eric Bailly with his tricks.
Paul Pogba has stepped up under Solskjaer, scoring his 9th goal under the Norwegian manager in 12 games since his appointment.
In the video posted by Pogba on his Instagram, Pogba is seen nutmegging Eric Bailly as they joke around in the dressing room after the win.
Phil Neville: “It was like watching the #mufc of old [vs Chelsea]. Solskjær got the tactics spot on, and right now, under him, I don’t see a better player in the Premier League than Paul Pogba.” #mulive [bbc]
— utdreport (@utdreport) February 19, 2019
Remember when people used to say Pogba doesn’t do it against the top 6 and then he put in masterclasses against Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea away from home, in front of all their fans. Critics have been well and truly silenced and the football is doing all the talking.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) February 18, 2019
Pogba produced a couple of drag backs and flicks before nutmegging the Manchester United defender. Bailly was on the bench and remained an unused substitute in the game against Chelsea.
The camera person in the video was heard shouting “megs, megs” as Pogba jokingly asked Bailly if he wanted to do it again.
Here’s the video:
Nobody is safe around Paul Pogba, not even Eric Bailly 😳😂
(📸IG: paulpogba) pic.twitter.com/cYnGqJl6t1
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) February 19, 2019
Manchester United will play Wolverhampton Wanderers in the quarterfinal of the FA Cup.
The side now prepares for another heavyweight clash this weekend as United takes on Liverpool at Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently level on points with Manchester City, but hold a game’s advantage at the moment.
Manchester United will aim to stop Liverpool from going on top of the table.
🇫🇷 @PaulPogba under Mourinho:
🏟 20 Games
⚽ 5 Goals
🎯 4 Assists
🇫🇷 @PaulPogba under Solskjaer:
🏟 12 Games
⚽ 9 Goals
🎯 6 Assists
👏 Back to his best. pic.twitter.com/m2byko5W52
— SPORF (@Sporf) February 18, 2019
Pogba: “I try to give my experience to the younger ones because I had the chance to play in the World Cup, I’ve played in a Champions League final and a Europa League final. So I try to pass that on to the other boys.” #mufc
— Man Utd Empire (@Empire_Mu) February 19, 2019
Manchester United are currently at the fourth position in the Premier League table and remain nine points behind the third-placed Tottenham.