The 20-year-old was handed a rare Premier League start in what could be Arsene Wengers last-ever match at Old Trafford.
But the England Under-21 international delivered an excellent performance in Arsenals central midfield up against the experienced duo of Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
Arsenal were unable to give Wenger a victorious send-off at Old Trafford as Marouane Fellainis injury-time goal sealed a 2-1 win for Jose Mourinhos side.
But after the game, Pogba made sure he approached Maitland-Niles on the pitch in recognition of his performance.
The United midfielder embraced Maitland-Niles and appeared to have several words of advice for Arsenals young star.
Arsenal fans were also impressed with Maitland-Niles display at Old Trafford and Pogbas approach at the final whistle didnt escape their attention.
Shawn Douglas (@IAMShawndouglas) April 29, 2018
Maitland-Niles was good that even Pogba was giving him advice after the game. Baller
Gooner_esque (@winfieldlloyd) April 29, 2018
Pogba asking for Maitland-Niles shirt at the end there.
Paul Pearson (@PearsonAfc) April 29, 2018
Maitland Niles is the truth! Pogba knows
Gerry (@HdzGerry) April 29, 2018
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has so much promise. The kid has a bright future ahead of him, and I think Pogba feels the s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
(@AFCAMDEN) April 29, 2018
Class from Pogba too at the end of the game, have a nice chat and appreciating Maitland-Niles for his terrific performance.
LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) April 29, 2018
@theEpicGooner Maitland-Niles should be the one giving him advice. Bullied Pogba today.
Luke Casey (@LukeAFCasey) April 29, 2018
Pogba was impressed by Maitland-Niles it seems. Offered him plenty of advice on the final whistle.
Ger Scully (@gscully) April 29, 2018
Pogba was giving props to Maitland-Niles there
????? (@marcazette) April 29, 2018
Pogba was deffo telling Maitland Niles that he's a baller
Machiavelli (@RemeioGray) April 29, 2018
Seems like Pogba is impressed with Maitland-Niles
Abdullah Naqi (@il3obed) April 29, 2018
Even Pogba knows Maitland Niles is going to be a star. He seemed to be advicing Niles at the end of the game.
Timothy (@Timon_winny) April 29, 2018
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