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23-year-old proving why he deserves Man United place — Jamie Redknapp

Paul Pogba Paul Pogba was sent off against Arsenal after standing on Hector Bellerin's leg
Alejandro Castrejon | Diciembre 08, 2017, 00:42

Britain's Times newspaper said City were understood to have made a formal request to United and the Premier League for the Amazon crew to be given access to the tunnel area and away dressing room at Old Trafford, but it had been denied due to insufficient space. A marked difference in mentality from Pep to Pogba heading into the biggest game of the season. United might be eight points behind their city rivals going into this weekend's derby fixture, but you'd think Pogba would have more faith in the £500m+ talent United possess in their squad than to wish ill-health on opponents.

Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp is impressed with how the 23-year-old has seized his chance to impressive Mourinho's team over the past week. He posts up the defender and then rolls the ball with the bottom of his foot.

But, according to a lesser known UEFA ruling, Daley Blind, who had slid off the pitch in the build up to the goal, was playing Dzagoev onside. All it takes is one overstretched interception, wrong turn or misjudged tackle for everything to change.

Mystifying then, that a player who's recently suffered the agony and torment of long-term injury, would wish the same on fellow professionals.

Shaw did not let that setback get to him, though, as he remained focused throughout the second half, battling through some minor physical discomfort in the closing 15 minutes.

City celebrated a landmark early-season victory at Old Trafford as they inflicted on United their worst home defeat since 1955, leaving then boss Alex Ferguson to rue "his worst ever day" in charge.

There was a video during the last international break of Pogba visiting France's facilities. He stood inside as the players arrived and they all formed a line to greet him.

Sergio Aguero added the third for City and, even though Darren Fletcher pulled a goal back, a late surge by the visitors brought three more goals. You have to think about the future, the present, obviously, and then after it's the future. United - sparked by impressive performances from Marcus Rashford and the returning Luke Shaw - turned the game around in a 90-second period with goals from Romelu Lukaku (65) and Rashford (66).

The video also shows his on-field importance.

"Lingard is blessed with a cool head in front of goal".

Soccer has had many famous faces before.

"It's difficult to say as we don't see what goes on behind the scenes", he told BT Sport. He could very well become the face of the sport for the younger generation.