Paul Pogba put in a terrific performance as Manchester United came from behind to thrash Roma 6-2 on Thursday night – before he was called upon for a surprise doping test.
United blitzed Roma in a sensational second half at Old Trafford, having fallen 2-1 behind in the first half of their Europa League semi-final first leg.
Bruno Fernandes fired the hosts in front, only for a Lorenzo Pellegrini penalty and Edin Dzeko’s strike to move Roma in front before the interval.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s half-time team talk clearly worked wonders, as his side came out after the break and scored five times to all but secure their place in the final.
Edinson Cavani scored twice to restore their lead, before goals from Pogba and Mason Greenwood sealed a 6-2 rout.
It was a mesmerising second-half display from United, and Pogba was at his best on the night.
But the France midfielder’s jubilation quickly turned to bemusement while he was exiting the Old Trafford pitch.
In special BT Sport footage from Thursday’s game, Pogba goes to walk down the tunnel before being told by a member of staff that he is needed for doping-test duties.
He stops in disbelief and looks around before saying: “Again?! Come on…
Pogba then adds as he walks down the tunnel: “Doping again?!”
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Solskjaer was delighted with Pogba’s performance on the night, saying: “[Paul] knows my feelings for him and about him, he knows how important I think he is for the team.
“I want him fit, I want him running, because with his qualities, when he's fit, he's unstoppable. I think I need to keep him away from our defensive box, as he knows himself as well! He said he needs to practice his tackling and defending.
“We create an environment here, same as I spoke about Edinson [Cavani], we want to create an environment where players want to play, they want to come into work every day.
“The coaches are unbelievable, the way they prepare for games, the environment they're creating. We want players to enjoy coming to work, and to play for us. And when we play like this the boys are enjoying themselves.”
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