Manchester United ended their run of 1-1 draws with a 2-0 win over Brighton at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
Fred’s recall at the expense of Paul Pogba was logical as the plan was to bring more energy to a midfield that remained unchanged for the run of draws. And, on top of that, the Frenchman only returned from a long spell out two weeks ago.
Ralf Rangnick must ensure that the team doesn’t lose Pogba to more injuries between now and the end of the season because he made a different after replacing Fred in the 73rd minute, which brought cheers from a section of the ground.
Pogba came on to help United build on the 1-0 lead and grab a second. It worked out with Bruno Fernandes scoring a second in injury time, with thanks to his French team-mate for thinking fast with his free-kick.
Former United striker Dion Dublin was impressed by Pogba’s contribution, and feels he helped turn the game back in the team’s favour, despite the fact Brighton were already down to 10 men.
Dublin told MUTV (as quoted by the Manchester Evening News): “Paul Pogba changed the game when he came on. His little bit of quality, picking the right passes.
“He puts Brighton on the back foot.”
Pogba recorded his eight assist of the season and is currently four behind Fernandes for the season.