Man United’s Paul Pogba reaches career-first with opening strike vs Fulham

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s strike during the first-half of his side’s clash with Fulham saw the Frenchman reach a season-milestone for the first time in his career.

Fulham vs Man United

The Red Devils are currently locked in action with Roy Hodgson’s Cottagers in London, in the first of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

United headed into proceedings on the back of a stellar run of recent form.

Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment at Old Trafford, the Manchester giants had notched 9 wins and a draw from 10 outings across all competitions, all whilst showcasing the kind of flair and attacking intent that had so long been missing under Jose Mourinho.

United on top

And the first-half of this afternoon’s matchup at Craven Cottage saw United continue their recent dominance, en route to a 2-goal advantage at the interval.

Paul Pogba opened the fixture’s scoring inside the opening quarter of an hour, latching onto a perfectly-weighted Anthony Martial pass to slam home past Sergio Rico with a superb left-footed finish from a tight angle.

And Martial turned goalscorer a short time later, picking up the ball inside his own half, before bursting through Fulham’s back-4 with consummate ease, and slotting home past the helpless Rico in confident fashion.

Pogba’s milestone

It was United’s opener this afternoon, though, that has since given rise to a milestone achievement for one of the club’s stars.

In finding the net with 14 minutes on the clock, Paul Pogba made it 10 Premier League goals for the season, the first time that the French midfielder has reached such a mark in league football over the course of his career:

Pogba has since gone on to notch his 11th of the season from the penalty-spot during the second-half.

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