PAUL POGBA may have taken the first step towards bringing the glory days back to Manchester United.
The French midfielder, 28, scored a brilliant volley to give his a crucial 1-0 win over Burnley.
Pogba and Bailly celebrated Man Utd’s winner, with Neville noticing the resemblance to a 1993 routine from Giggs and InceCredit: EPA
Giggs and Ince celebrated the Wales winger’s opener in a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough in 1993Credit: Action Images
The impressive effort sent Man Utd three points clear of fierce rivals Liverpool at the top of the table.
And he celebrated like the United stars of Sir Alex Ferguson’s era, recreating an iconic routine from Ryan Giggs and Paul Ince.
In 1992-93, Man Utd thrashed Middlesbrough 3-0, with Giggs opening the scoring with a 20th-minute strike.
The former Wales winger darted over to the corner flag and enthusiastically shook hands with team-mate Ince.
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And on Tuesday night, another Paul – Pogba – was the man behind the celebration.
After scoring and being mobbed by his United pals, Pogba and Bailly stepped aside for a celebration of their own.
The pair performed a handshake-cum-dance routine to celebrate what could be a pivotal goal in Man Utd’s history.
And the resemblance to Giggs and Ince’s celebration was not lost on Gary Neville, who commented on it during Sky Sports’ broadcast.
He joked: “They’re shaking each other’s hands, a little dance. The last time i saw that was Ince and Giggs. And that was bad.”
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Pogba’s late volley gave Man Utd all three points at Turf MoorCredit: EPA
Next up, United head to Anfield to take on reigning champions Liverpool on Sunday in an almighty six-pointer.
After a horror run of results, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are now winless in their last three Premier League games.
A loss this weekend would see them slip six points adrift of United, who haven’t won the Premier League since Fergie’s final season, in 2012-13.
As things stand, United have 20 top-flight titles to Liverpool’s 19 – with United eager to open up a two-trophy gap, starting this weekend.
Back to Tuesday night and Pogba revealed he was simply relieved to escape Turf Moor with three points in an incident-packed game.
Pogba’s goal saw United go three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier LeagueCredit: Reuters
He told Sky Sports: “We know that the game today was very hard, very difficult and obviously we wanted to win.
“We know it’s not easy to play here. We got the three points and we’re happy for that.
“But there’s still a long way and now we focus again until the end of the season.
“We had to keep our heads calm and just focus on ourselves and hope the goal would come and it did come.
“It was a great performance from everyone, good focus.
“Always happy when I win – today we won and I’m happy we play well.
“Still a long way to go and we have big games to go so we have to focus on that.”