Paul Pogba set social media ablaze with his goal and subsequent celebration as he helped Manchester United to an emphatic 4-1 win over Newcastle.
The Frenchman, who was making his first appearance since September as the Red Devils cruised to victory, scored United’s third goal.
In a very striking celebration, Pogba wheeled away before putting his wrists together, and he has taken to his Instagram page to explain the emotion of what it meant.
“While very happy to be back, my prayers go to those suffering slavery in Libya.
“May Allah be by your side and may this cruelty come to an end!”
In a separate post, also on Instagram, Pogba added that he was extremely grateful to the fans during his lay-off.
“Merci to everybody who was there for me during my recovery, merci to all the fans, this one’s for you!”
He also told BT Sport after the game about his feelings while sidelined, and his thoughts now he’s back fit and firing.
“Of course, we won, we got the three points, that’s the most important thing. Zlatan came back, I came back and Marcos came back, we are happy.
“It hurts a lot [to watch from the sidelines] because you want to help the team and you can’t because you have to do your recovery.
“I see the same team. I feel the same atmosphere with the team. The season is very young it’s not about now it’s about the end of the season so the criticism we just forget about it.”
A fine performance all round.