Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

There are few better ways to dissolve a month of negativity than a goal after three minutes and a win to start your season.

Jose Mourinho checks his notes on the sideline during last night's match against Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Earlier this summer United bought midfielder Fred, full-back Diogo Dalot and back-up keeper Lee Grant, but it was in central defence where Mourinho was really seeking new faces. He made one mistake in 90 minutes, he was very good defensively.

Following a strong World Cup, the Red Devils will lean on Paul Pogba to display his incredible talent.

However, there has been little other late movement from the top six clubs with Mourinho in particular frustrated at missing out on a host of targets to bolster his options in central defense.

With 271 appearances and a Premier League winners' medal under his belt with Leicester, nobody can question Wes Morgan's commitment to the Foxes' cause.

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Moving onto a wonderful pass from Juan Mata, Shaw, with a slightly fortuitous first-touch, deftly slipped the ball beyond Kasper Schmeichel to give United what was the match-winning goal.

United had several chances to extend their lead against a Leicester side that called goalkeeper David De Gea into action more often than Mourinho would have liked. Paul Pogba can't play 90 minutes, Fred the same.

Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro (US$92 million) swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday to replace Belgian global Thibaut Courtois, who has joined European champion Real Madrid. Ander Herrera - injured against Bayern. Whatever the reason, the Frenchman took his chance to show that his best performances are not limited to Russian Federation.

United's boss, about to begin his third season at the helm at Old Trafford, has cut a disgruntled figure during the off-season, apparently unhappy with the club's transfer window activity.

It is the eighth time Pogba has captained United since returning to the club from Juventus in a £89.3 million deal in 2016. The run-up looked comical but the finish was anything but. He's in the group of players who didn't have a pre season, it's as simple as that. They will live off that 2015-16 season for a lifetime and rightly so. It is a new era. We played very well, the performance was OK. He looked the part on his Premier League debut.

Despite being critical of the club, Scholes is hoping the Red Devils get their campaign off to a flawless start when they face Leicester City at 3am tomorrow.

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