Paul Pogba becomes first Manchester United player to score two in two since Wayne Rooney in 2012
PAUL POGBA has become the first player to scored two in as many matches for Manchester United since Wayne Rooney in 2012.
Pogba bagged a double at Old Trafford against Bournemouth one match after his brace against Huddersfield.
Pogba grabbed two first-half goals against BournemouthAFP or licensors
Rooney scored a two goals in consecutive games in 2012Mark Robinson – The Sun
The French World Cup winner has become the first United player to achieve the feat in six years.
In December 2012 Rooney netted twice against Reading before a week latter grabbing a double in United’s 3-2 away with against Man City.
2 – Paul Pogba is the first @ManUtd player to score at least twice in consecutive Premier League appearances since Wayne Rooney in December 2012. Bracing. #MUNBOU
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 30, 2018
Pogba’s first goal against Bournemouth was a good showcase of positioning and timing as he tapped in from close range after a Marcus Rashford assist.
Rashford rightfully took most credit for the goal as he skimmed past Nathan Ake before flip-flapping the ball to beat full-back Diego Rico.
Rooney scored twice away at City in 2012Mark Robinson – The Sun
United ran out 3-2 winners that dayMark Robinson – The Sun
Pogba rounded off Rashford’s amazing dribbling as United took the lead at Old Trafford.
The Frenchman would grab his second 28 minutes later as Pogba headed home a fine Ander Herrera cross.
Before his double against Huddersfield Pogba had managed just one goal in 13 league appearances as his relationship with ex-boss Jose Mourinho worsened.
However, Pogba’s performances have drastically improved since Mourinho was sacked earlier this month – and the 25-year-old’s goalscoring form is evidence to that.
Pogba headed home for his secondGetty Images – Getty
Pogba has now netted seven times in the leagueGetty Images – Getty