Pogba’s goal seals Man Utd victory over AC Milan

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Paul Pogba made a sensational return from injury as he fired Manchester United into the Europa League quarter finals with a 1-0 victory at AC Milan.

The France international scored just three minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute to mark his first appearance since February 6 in style.

It was Pogba’s fifth goal of the season and completely transformed the complexion of the tie as the Red Devils produced a much-improved second-half showing to progress 2-1 on aggregate.

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United had started brightly but faded as a cagey first half ended on an even footing. Milan actually had the better openings with Dean Henderson making a fine stop to keep out a well-struck drive from Alexis Saelemaekers.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responded by bringing on Pogba for a first outing since picking up a thigh problem six weeks ago, and it paid dividends as the visitors took control.

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Milan turned to former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to try and rescue the tie, but the substitute saw a header brilliantly kept out by Henderson.


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United will now await Friday’s last eight draw before turning their focus to FA Cup duty and the sixth-round clash at Leicester City on Sunday.


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