20th September, 2018.
Manchester United players should be warned that there are bigger tests coming their way in this season’s EUFA Champions League Competition and must not get carried away by their 3-0 win at Young Boys.
This warning is coming from no other person than Paul Pogba who was the man of the match in Bern, Switzerland.
The Red Devils scaled through their opening game of Group H with Pogba scoring twice and setting up the third for Anthony Martial as Jose Mourinho’s side made a confident start.
Young Boys who are debutants in this competition struggled after falling behind to Pogba’s opener and further goals.
ManU were able to pick up another away result – their third in a row in all competitions.
Their next matches in the competition will be the real barometer for how far they can go this season, as they face Juventus twice after welcoming Valencia to Old Trafford.
This fact has not escaped Pogba as he told MUTV:
“We started with three points, that’s the most important thing,”
“We know that we have the bigger teams coming up and we’re going to have to get the result we want, because we are playing in the Champions League and it’s for top teams only.
“Obviously it’s not going to be easy, but we’ve got to get through this group.”
On the issue of taking penalties especially his miss against Burnley, Pogba had this to say:
“I had no doubt about taking the penalty,”
“I know I missed that one [against Burnley], but I told him [Jose Mourinho] I won’t do the same mistake this time.
“I had the confidence of the players as well, they let me take it too, so I thank them for this and I thank the manager.
“The most important thing was to put the ball in and that’s what happened, so I’m happy.”