Manchester United staged a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down at half-time to spoil their local rival’s Manchester City’s Premier League title party and emerge with a 3-2 victory at the Etihad earlier this evening.
United’s record signing £89 million man Paul Pogba had dominated the headlines in the build up to todays encounter, with news that his agent Mino Raiola had offered Man City the chance to sign him in January.
The France international much like most of his team-mates was absolutely abysmal during the first 45 minutes of today’s game.
But the 25-year-old scored an all important brace that got his team back to 2-0 before centre-back Chris Smalling netted from an Alexis Sanchez free-kick to seal a famous victory for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game Pogba revealed he simply could not let Pep Guardiola’s men win and seal the Premier League crown, when he said:
“I didn’t want to lose against City, the loss from last season is still in my mind. If they won they are champions, for all the fans it would be like death. To lose against City and to see them celebrate, I couldn’t let that happen. At half time in the dressing room we said we have nothing to lose, 2-0 lets make it.
“After a second half like this, we have to do that all the time. If we did we would be up there with City, and maybe even in front.”