Paul Pogba's season-opening penalty... with stuttering run-up

11 August, 2018, 04:34 | Author: Donna Miller
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Pogba scored for France in July's World Cup final and will hope to transfer his global success to United.

And Pogba had the hosts in front from a penalty kick before three minutes, burying his attempt from the spot after a slow run up following a Daniel Amartey handball in the box.

Some of his touches and passes were irresistibly good - and his statistics for the game further underline what was a very complete performance from United's No.6.

Victory in the Premier League opener was a much-needed shot in the arm after weeks of doom and gloom, with summer target Harry Maguire's inclusion in the Foxes' line-up serving as a reminder of what they missed.

After a depleted squad took part in their pre-season tour of the U.S., who will start tonight?

Initially all looked rosy at Old Trafford, as United's encouraging start saw them go ahead through captain Pogba, but thereafter Leicester were the controlling force in the first period.

"I believe that besides any potential new signings it's very important that we don't lose any players - aside from Arturo", he said.

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And the Frenchman finishes off his speech - which has been seen nearly 65,000 times - with a rousing call while holding his fist up saying: "Come on United".

'I think football is changing, and probably football managers should be called now more head coaches.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Jose Mourinho has insisted that France worldwide star Paul Pogba is happy at the club despite being linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona. "Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard".

But Mourinho must finally get the best from his star midfielder and Alexis Sanchez to avoid his third season in charge turning sour as it did in his second spell at Chelsea and Real Madrid.

"I had only two options, Scott (McTominay) or Paul, but if I play Scott I play two kids and a new player, so I asked Paul and he put himself available for the team and he was very, very good for us".

"We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have".

"I am not confident, and the market closes today, so it's time, at least for me, to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed. Marcus Rashford was in trouble but he played", said Mourinho.

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