Posted on Friday, 16th March 2012 by The Red Knight
Losing both legs of the tie with an aggregate score of 5-3, the games will give Sir Alex lots to think about. We were handily out played by an Athletic Bilbao side who played fast slick passes when in possession of the ball and ferociously pressed and pressured us when not.
There were few positives to take out the game last night, Rooney continued his goal scoring run with a wonderful curling effort but just as exciting for me was the performance of Paul Pogba.
On his 19th birthday the midfielder stepped into the cauldron that was the San Mames and put in a good performance with all the circumstances considered.
He looked composed and refused to allow himself to be hurried by Atheltic Club, which is more than can be said for a few players last night.
Pogba is a work in progress, whilst very raw you can clearly see the ability he has. Mark this one down as another impressive cameo.