May 21, 2017 / 4:29 PM / 6 months ago

Classy Pogba inspires Man United win over Crystal Palace


Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Premier League - Old Trafford - 21/5/17 Manchester United's Paul Pogba Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic/Files

Paul Pogba set up one goal and scored another as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Old Trafford in their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday.

Pogba played in Josh Harrop with a curling through ball in the 15th minute and the 21-year-old cut in from the left to give United the lead with a powerful shot and mark his senior debut with a goal.

Pogba doubled United’s lead minutes later after Jesse Lingard drove at Palace’s defence before playing a square pass that the Frenchman slotted home after a slip by Joel Ward.

Christian Benteke headed against the post after the interval as Palace ended the season in 14th place. United, who face Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League final on Wednesday, finished sixth.

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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