United have become used to playing with fire without burning themselves, surviving the worst situations. Life was complicated at Old Trafford but he knew how to turn it around at the San Siro to be among the eight best in the Europa League. Pogba he became the protagonist on his return to the courts, responsible for revolutionizing a gray United until then, author of the goal that gave United the classification. With suspense, the Frenchman took it upon himself to get the Solskjaer (0-1).
The effervescence did not last long for United in the first half, without news of Greenwood nor of Rashford. As if anesthetized by the blow received in Manchester, the team found no response by jumping to San Siro, without hurting Donnarumma. It was Milan who hunted an opportunity from the front of the area, much more savvy. Although he lacked finesse to finish off against Henderson, again with work in a clash examining United.
From the outset, another image of United was expected. Capable of surprising for better and for worse, this time he came out to play too timid. I needed to step up and bond with Bruno fernandes, metronome of a team that depends excessively on the Portuguese. Despite tiptoeing through the crash, she was surprised that Solskjaer will leave Rashford on the bench after the break. I enter Pogba, who reappeared with United a month and a half later.
He has always been asked to be transcendent and responded to expectations in Milan. Three minutes after leaving he marked the differences to culminate a convoluted play, poorly defended by Krunic. He got the ball at his feet after a couple of rebounds and hit the near post, neglected by Donnarumma. Out of nowhere, those things United has, found a solution to all its problems thanks to a moment of inspiration from one of its great talents.
The 0-1 suddenly revived the Manchester team, released after taking the most important step. Milan had to wake up from the bench: they entered Dalot and Ibrahimovic, whose presence is always intimidating. The Swede tested Henderson with the head but time went by for his team, blurred after the goal. It was hardly a problem for United who were comforted by playing with an advantage. Once again he emerged as the best tightrope walker in Europe.
Donnarumma; Kalulu (Dalot, 65 ‘), Tomori, Kjaer, Theo Hernández; Kessie, Krunic (Brahim Díaz, 72 ‘), Meite; Castillejo (Ibrahimovic, 65 ‘), Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu
Coach: Stefano Pioli
Manchester United, 1
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, James; Rashford (Pogba, 45 ‘)
Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Goals: 0-1, Pogba (48 ‘)
Referee: Felix Brych. He admonished Kalulu (64 ‘), Dalot (77’), Kjaer (85 ‘), Shaw (93’), Theo Hernández (94 ‘)