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17th Dec 2016

Paul Pogba gives shirt to fan in a wheelchair following win at West Brom

A lovely touch

Simon Lloyd

Three league wins on the spin, and there’s suddenly talk of a Manchester United revival.

Less than a week on from their win over Tottenham at Old Trafford and their 2-1 midweek victory at Crystal Palace, two Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals were enough for Jose Mourinho’s men to see off West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Following the full-time whistle, United’s players went over to the away end to thank their fans for their support during the game. Several of them were seen tossing their shirts into the crowd, giving a few supporters a special memento of the day.

One of the players to gift his shirt was Paul Pogba, who was seen leaping over the advertising hoardings to hand his shirt to a supporter in a wheelchair.

The footage doesn’t quite make clear if the supporter was a child (although most people seemed to think that was the case), but his gesture went down well with those watching.

United’s next game is on Boxing Day, when the host David Moyes’ Sunderland at Old Trafford. After that, they welcome Middlesbrough on New Year’s Eve.

Two wins from those games, and United might well find themselves right in the thick of the race for the top four.

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