Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was content with the performance of Paul Pogba, who bagged a match-winning brace at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
The France international’s position was brought into question after Pep Guardiola suggested that he was offered to Manchester City in January, but the midfielder came up with a fitting reply.
Pogba was key to United’s stunning comeback in the second-half with two goals in the space of 97 seconds, and Chris Smalling ensured that the game ended in the club’s favour with a headed-winner.
Following the 3-2 derby win, Mourinho was pleased with Pogba’s impact during the derby, and jokingly suggested his valuation may have been upped after a game-changing display.
Mourinho on Pogba, "I wasn't asking Paul to improve because I was happy with what he was doing in the first half, then he scored two great goals. If his agent was offering him to some clubs, the price has now gone up a lot."
— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) April 7, 2018
On any day, Pogba’s efforts may not be of great importance, but there is nothing better than halting City’s title celebrations. The Citizens are expected to win the title by the end of this month, but Pogba’s feat will be fondly remembered for spoiling the party atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium.
With the win, United have more or less sealed the second spot in the Premier League, and they now hold a four-point advantage over both Liverpool and Tottenham. Arsenal are the only top-six club, United are due to face before the end of the season, and they should fancy a win based on the second half display versus City.