Paul Pogba struck a slightly-deflected-but-a-sweet volley as Manchester United beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor. The Red Devils went three points clear at the top of the Premier League table – knocking bitter rivals Liverpool off the perch.
The Frenchman perhaps delivered one of his best performances of the season as he controlled the game in midfield along with Bruno Fernandes and Nemanja Matic.
An all-around display from Manchester United, with even their infamous 3rd kit of the season from Adidas playing its part according to some fans.
Being labeled as the ‘zebra kit’ due to the white and black stripes, the shirt was much-maligned by the fans at the time of its release back in September.
But there’s a complete change of opinion (scroll down to see tweets below) now when it comes Adidas’ extravagant offering, albeit for a hilarious reason.
Fans reckon the kit brings out the best of Paul Pogba as it makes him feel like he’s playing for Juventus.
The World Cup winner was known as one of the top midfielders in the world when he was with Juventus but has rarely been able to channel the same form for Manchester United after joining the club back in a record-breaking move.
The Old Lady are synonymous with a white & black striped kit and Manchester United fans don’t think it’s a mere coincidence that Pogba plays at his best while wearing this season’s ‘zebra kit’ –
Anyone else notice that Pogba’s best games for #MUFC this season have been when we’ve worn our black & white 3rd kit. Mmmm, almost seems like he plays better in that shirt for some reason, but I can’t explain why?— Guillaume Trounson (@TrounsonG95) January 13, 2021
Someone said Pogba plays well in the zebra kit because he thinks he’s playing for Juventus— Femi
(@Mcsaucee) January 12, 2021
Yeah this Zebra kit has definitely grown on me now , don’t mind it at all— Mirza Carrim (@mirza_carrim) January 12, 2021
We thought this kit would turn us into zebras, but it turned Pogba into a goat pic.twitter.com/LIHsV1krvK— Adam
(@DazzlingDonny) January 12, 2021
All these while we’ve been bringing players and trying different tactics to unlock Pogba not knowing it’ll be Woodward signing in the zebra kit would be enough…Juve days all over again— blessing
(@blessin22684020) January 12, 2021
Play in the zebra kit every week if it makes Pogba feel like he’s in Turin. Whatever it takes.— Brent (@brentmaximin) January 12, 2021
Pogba when he plays in the zebra kit : pic.twitter.com/caEVPrrHYY— MesutDaxe (@MesutDaxe) January 13, 2021
Wear the zebra kit at Anfield. I knew it would end up being a cult classic. All the naysayers will soon be squeezing their spare tyres into one on parade day.— Rick (@BanditNanna) January 12, 2021