Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba has said he would hang up his boots if he thought his side are no longer in the title hunt. The Red Devils maintained their eight-point deficit to table-toppers to Manchester City following a resounding 4-1 win over Newcastle United last weekend.
Pogba, 24, made a return to the starting lineup after a lengthy injury layoff, but he showed no signs of rust as he grabbed a goal and assist in a man of the match performance. Following the game, Pogba was asked whether United are still in the title race, to which he replied: “The season is very long, of course. If I don’t believe that, I’d stop playing. If I don’t believe we can still win the league, I better stop. I’ll leave my boots and stop playing football cause I’m a believer we keep fighting.”
The United faithful also celebrated the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the second-half, but there was a sigh of relief for Romelu Lukaku as well as he ended his seven-match goalless streak for the club across all competitions.
During the Belgian’s lean streak, Jose Mourinho offered his full-fledged support, and the Portuguese tactician was undoubtedly pleased in the dugout for the striker’s eighth goal of the top-flight campaign.
Manchester United will now shift their attention to a Champions League game at FC Basel on Thursday night after which they host Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.