Gary Lineker reacts to Paul Pogba’s display in Man United’s 3-2 win over Man City

Spurs legend Gary Lineker lavishes praise on Paul Pogba for his performance in Man United's 3-2 win over Man City on Saturday

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Gary Lineker heaped praise on Paul Pogba for his two goals in Manchester United’s 3-2 comeback win over Manchester City in the derby at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The Red Devils made the trip to the Premier League leaders after Pep Guardiola’s side lost 3-0 to Liverpool FC in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Manchester City didn’t appear to be suffering from a Champions League hangover after captain Vincent Kompany broke the deadlock with a powerful header in the first half.

Germany international Ilkay Gundogan completed a superb team move to make it 2-0 at half-time to leave Manchester City with one hand on the title.

However, Pogba, who has struggled to hold down a spot in Jose Mourinho’s team in recent months, halved the deficit with a clinical finish from close range.

The France international scored a precise header to make it 2-2 before Chris Smalling score a sensational winner to complete the comeback.

Former Tottenham star Lineker singled out Pogba for special praise after Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 win against Manchester City at The Etihad on Saturday evening.

Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Pogba with 2 goals in 2 minutes to levels things. You couldn’t make it up. @ManUtd do have the players when they have no choice but to go for it. Suppose they’ll sit back again now.”

Manchester City will take on Liverpool FC in the second leg of their Champions league quarter-final on Tuesday night.

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