Video: Paul Pogba audacious back-heel attempt wastes glorious Man United opportunity during Spurs win

Paul Pogba was brilliant for Manchester United during their 3-1 victory over Tottenham, and could have had a goal to show for it, had he not been so casual with the finish.


Pogba is oftentimes regarded as a luxury player, one which will execute things on a football pitch which will leave you astonished, but that’s not always a positive.

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The Frenchman can do the basics exceptionally, but doesn’t always opt to take the easy option, which is exactly which cost him a goal against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.


Pogba had an opportunity to fire home past Hugo Lloris from inside the six-yard-box, but instead attempted an audacious back-heel, which was blocked by Eric Dier.

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The time that Pogba took to watch the ball all the way onto his heel allowed Dier to position himself effectively to make the challenge, thus preventing a Man United goal.

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He’s a brilliant player, we all know it, but just put your foot through it, Paul!


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