After a fairly average Premier League season in Jose Mourinho's debut campaign with Manchester United, the Red Devils look finally set to challenge for the league title once again in 2017/18.
The first two games have yielded a whole lot of success for the division's most successful club, with United recording back-to-back 4-0 wins against West Ham and Swansea.
The performance against the latter on Saturday afternoon was an awesome display of the Red Devils' new found power, with £89m midfielder Paul Pogba stealing the show for the second week in a row.
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Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial joined the former Juventus man in scoring the goals which downed Paul Clement's side.
The latter has also enjoyed a stellar start to the campaign despite not starting either of the two fixtures, scoring twice and dazzling fans with his blistering pace and dribbling skills.
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Martial is set for a very intriguing battle with Marcus Rashford for the starting berth on the left side of Mourinho's attack, with the young Englishman also enjoying a promising start to the campaign.
Mourinho has suggested that Martial's new found confidence after a poor second season in Manchester has stemmed from his connection with the French-speaking players, none more so than Pogba.
The two are said to be good friends off the pitch and are, of course, international teammates. It also seems that Martial is a huge fan of his footballing ability as well, judging by his latest comments.
Speaking on an unofficial MUTV documentary, per Manchester Evening News, the former Monaco man had this to say about Pogba: “I would say he is probably the best midfield player in the world. He is still young, too, so he has a lot to work on and he can get even better.
“We want to win a lot of trophies together at United, and we also want to win the World Cup with France. If he continues to play and improve like he is doing then I think he is also going to win the Ballon d’Or award in the next five years.”
Well, as claims go, they don't come much bolder than that. Pogba is perhaps one of the few players who could claim the Ballon d'Or if he can find some consistency, but in the Premier League, that is easier said than done.
The Red Devils face Leicester in their next game and the two French stars will be desperate to maintain their early impressive form.
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