According to Paul Pogba, the Old Trafford atmosphere was important in the team’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick gave United a 3-2 victory, his best since rejoining the club.
With the striker’s total for the season up to 18, ‘Viva Ronaldo’ was sung around Old Trafford with a zeal not seen in months. Due to the injury to Bruno Fernandes, his teammate Pogba was playing in a more advanced role.
Pogba played the entire 90 minutes in the victory and thanked the fans afterward.
Pogba had a fresh appearance with a shaved head, presumably as a result of having tried every other hairstyle during his six years at Old Trafford.
It was a new look that matched a successful outcome. United will try to build on this triumph by beating Atletico Madrid in midweek.
After his starring hat-trick, Pogba will be hoping to start, while Ronaldo will expect to. It was the ideal warm-up for his first Champions League match.