Watch Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic React to Manchester United Crystal Palace Win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, with Manchester United team mate Paul Pogba.
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Paul Pogba, right, at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, August 19. The former Sweden captain believes Pogba will learn to cope with big match pressure, despite his poor performance against Liverpool, January 15. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Paul Pogba was Manchester United's man of the match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening.

United's man of the moment was not going to give the award up without a fight.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck the winning goal from the tightest of angles, lifting the ball beyond Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey with two minutes remaining of normal time.

"It was very difficult today," Pogba told BT Sport after United's second victory in a row, and its seventh league game unbeaten. "Scoring at the end of the game - the three points were very important. Playing here [at Selhurst Park] it's very difficult."

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Ibrahimovic then jested with his team mate when asked to hand over the man of the match award, joking that he would keep it for himself.

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United, six points behind Manchester City which occupies the final UEFA Champions League place, hopes to close that gap when it faces West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

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