(Video) Wasteful Paul Pogba ruins excellent Manchester United team move as Stoke City hold on at half-time

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Manchester United pressed for an opening goal in the first half against Stoke City at Old Trafford on Sunday, but were guilty of missing some great chances.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the first to miss out although a great deal of credit has to go to Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant who produced a brilliant double save to deny the 34-year-old.

However, the real big opening came shortly after with Ibrahimovic producing a delightful back-heel to Jesse Lingard who squared it for Pogba, only for the French international to drag his effort wide of the goal, as seen in the video below.

The French international missed another glorious chance as he had a free header from a corner minutes later, with United left to rue their missed opportunities in a game that they should arguably be comfortably ahead in.

Geoff Cameron provided the hosts with a big scare as he latched onto a cross only to send his effort into the arms of David de Gea, but United will be disappointed not to be ahead in this game with Pogba failing to live up to the £89m spent by United to sign this past summer, as noted by BBC Sport.

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