After all the paper talk and behind the scenes wrangling between Manchester United and French club Le Harve, last week the Red Devils were cleared of any wrongdoing in the signing of French starlet Paul Pogba, and on Friday night the teenager got his first run out in a United shirt.
Sadly, the evening failed to have a perfect ending for Pogba as Crewe’s academy ran out 2-1 winners at Gresty Road. The Railwaymen twice struck on the counter attack through forward Jason Oswell in the second half, before Will Keane pulled a goal back late on.
16-year-old Pogba made an impressive debut in the centre of the park. Wearing the number eight shirt, Pogba, a tall and athletic youngster, sprayed passes all over the park with precision and accuracy.
Pogba’s standout moment came when he struck a beautiful right-footed free-kick from 25-yards which cannoned off the frame of the goal.
Highlights of Paul Pogba’s Manchester United debut can be seen here. (Apologies for the quality of the video.)