SI Staff
Thursday October 20th, 2016

After two penalty kicks gave Manchester United a 2-0 first-half lead over Fenerbahce in their Europa League group clash Thursday, Paul Pogba put an exclamation point on the opening first 45 minutes right before the two teams went to the locker room. 

Pogba put a 20-yard blast in the back of the net with seconds remaining before the end of first-half stoppage time, putting the Red Devils on their way to the three points, which they secured with a 4-1 victory.

Pogba had opened the scoring by converting from the penalty spot, and Anthony Martial added a second penalty shortly after. Despite getting the start, captain Wayne Rooney wasn't called upon for either spot kick.

Pogba followed up with this laser, which came off a sequence started by Rooney. After pouncing on a turnover, he picked out Jesse Lingard, who laid it off for Pogba to fire home.

Lingard scored a goal early in the second half to extend the lead to 4-0.

Robin van Persie, making his return to Old Trafford, scored a late consolation goal for Fenerbahce and was promptly applauded by Manchester United supporters and his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in the stands for the game. Van Persie spent 2012-2015 with Manchester United following his lengthy spell at Arsenal.

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