Mata lavished praise on the “complete” midfielder after United rode two first half goals to a 2-0 win.
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“Even in the second half, 80, 85 minutes he was still defending, going forwards. He’s very, very complete,” Mata said. “He’s got physique, he’s got quality, he’s got a pass, he can go box to box. He’s one of the best. Today he showed why.”
Pogba has 14 goals and 10 assists in 32 matches for United this season, though the lion’s share have come since the removal of Jose Mourinho as coach.
Mata will know a thing or two about rebounding post-Mourinho, and probably cannot help but be proud of Pogba.