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Watch: Paul Pogba Cannons A Free-Kick Against The Post In Man Utd V Hull

Manchester United were in EFL Cup action against Hull City on Tuesday night, looking to put one foot into next month’s final.

The home took the lead early into the second half when Juan Mata met a Henrikh Mkhitaryan header at the far post to drive home a volley from close range.

However, their lead was almost doubled with fifteen minutes remaining, as Paul Pogba stepped up to take a free kick in a dangerous position.

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The French international’s beautifully-struck shot cannoned off the post and post and bounced clear, leaving his side still with just the single goal advantage.

Indeed Pogba has made something of a habit of striking the post, making it a running joke among Man United fans.

However, the £89m midfielder was not the first player to his the woodwork in this game, as Hull forward Adama Diomandé hit the same post with a header in the first half.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Juan Mata of Manchester United scores his sides first goal during the EFL Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on January 10, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The game, if not the tie as a whole, was put to bed with just a few minutes remaining as much-maligned midifielder Marouane Fellaini headed home to put the side 2-0 and give them a strong foot in the final.

Should they see off Hull in the second leg, José Mourinho’s side will face either Southampton or Liverpool at Wembley.

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