Paul Pogba Produced A Midfield Masterclass As Manchester United Beat Leicester City

Paul Pogba produced a midfield masterclass as Manchester United kicked off the Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

The former Juventus man only arrived back for training on Monday after being given time off following France's World Cup win but he was handed the captaincy for the visit of the Foxes and turned in the sort of display that warrants the £89 million fee United forked out to bring him back two years ago.

He opened the scoring with a brilliantly-taken spot-kick three minutes in despite taking about a year to compete his run-up and he absolutely ran the game in his 83 minutes on the pitch; he was the heartbeat of the side and central to every attacking move Jose Mourinho''s side put together.

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.

Pogba displayed great leadership qualities as France won their second World Cup and the 25-year old carried that form over into the Premier League season tonight.

United fans will be hoping he's set the tone for his third season back in a red shirt and that he can maintain this level over the course of the campaign.

Josh Lawless

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