Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba described the first half performance against Leicester City as ‘perfect’ with the Champions blown away. Pogba, who was excellent and rightfully received the man of the match award, scored his first goal for United since his move from Juventus in the summer, with a strong header just before the end of the first half. The French midfielder put in a superb midfield display, knocking some superb cross field passes and through balls all afternoon.
It was exactly the performance Jose Mourinho demanded following disappointing displays in recent matches. Pogba is still settling back in at the club that he made his debut for back in 2011 – but with the £89million fee the club paid Juventus, the pressure is on the young star.
Pogba was delighted to score his first goal at Old Trafford, celebrating by running to the crowd and with Jesse Lingard. United’s number six spoke of the challenge that he faces in Manchester, having won four titles with Juventus, and the 4-1 victory today has help Mourinho’s men back on track in the Premier League. The most expensive player in the world also praised his side for the work off the ball, which was a mass improvement on the last home game in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City, and how United need to carry on winning:
“The first half was almost perfect and that’s why we won the game I think. It was our best half since the start of the season. It wasn’t easy for the players in the second half to switch on when we knew Leicester were going to push up to try to score goals but I think we did great. The thing we did well was we did great without the ball. It was very important and when we had the ball we just played like I knew we could. We were very focused and we produced a big performance on the pitch. We want to carry on like this.”