Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed what he said to Paul Pogba just seconds before the Frenchman unleashed a wonderful free-kick that rattled the crossbar against Spurs on Sunday.
As we know, Ibrahimovic loves to take him free-kick but he passed on the duty to Pogba on this occasion as United look to double their lead.
And the Swede detailed the comical exchange of words he had with Pogba, in which he told the summer signing that he had to find the net because he he wouldn’t get the chance to take one again.
Speaking to MUTV after the 1-0 win at Old Trafford, he said:
“I said to Paul ‘You better shoot in the goal, because this is the last free-kick I’ll give you.
“Nah, he shot into the crossbar. If it had gone in it would have given us more space, not to calm down, but you feel more confident when you’re 2-0 up because you never know – especially after the last game when we concede at the end.”
With their win over Spurs, United finally ended a barren run of three 1-1 draws in the Premier League.