Paul Pogba was almost successful in his attempts to help David de Gea save Josh King’s penalty in Man United’s 5-2 win over Bournemouth this past weekend.
After Eric Bailly was controversially deemed to have handled the ball in the opening minutes of the second-half, United academy graduate King had the chance to score for the Cherries.
King calmly tucked away the penalty but replays actually show that Pogba almost handed out-of-form De Gea a massive confidence boost by telling the Spaniard which way to dive.
Pogba noticed which way his former academy pal would be going almost immediately and signalled as such to De Gea, the stopper was extremely close to keeping this spot-kick out.
Take a look at the moment below:
— BRVX UTD ?? (@BRVX10) July 5, 2020
Yo why have I only just noticed Pogba telling De Gea which way to dive??? He almost got there too… pic.twitter.com/HXzEQJBel1
— Jason (@UTD_Jason) July 5, 2020
Pictures from afcbTV and BT Sport.
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It’s moments like this which rubbish the constant claims that Pogba doesn’t want to be at Manchester United, the ace is clearly massively respected by his teammates.