Paul Pogba paid special tribute to David De Gea after the Spanish goaltender ensured Manchester United’s win over Manchester City in Saturday’s derby showdown at the Etihad.
Goals from Vincent Kompany and IlkayGundogan put United two behind after 30 minutes and Jose Mourinho’s side were lucky not to concede even more as Raheem Sterling missed two excellent chances to extend City’s lead. But United staged an impressive comeback in the second half, which was sparked by Pogba’s double before Chris Smalling got on the end of Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick to score the winner.
The returning Sergio Aguero had the chance to equalise for City but his effort was denied by another stunning reflex save from De Gea to the delight of Pogba.
After his side’s victory at the Etihad Stadium, Pogba went up to United’s fans to celebrate with them before turning to De Gea, saying to the United’s goalkeeper in Spanish: ‘You are number one. You are number one.’