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Manchester United fans react to Paul Pogba's performance v Leicester

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Manchester United's performance against Leicester has arguably been their best for a long time.

Jose Mourinho finally dropped captain Wayne Rooney after weeks of underperforming, and it looks like his decision paid off.

The Red Devils asserted a 4-0 lead at the break against the defending Premier League champions, with goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba - who scored his first goal for the club with a header from a corner.

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Demarai Gray scored a brilliant consolation for the Foxes, who slipped to their third defeat of the season - as many as they suffered in last year's title-winning campaign. 

And despite quality performances coming all over the pitch for United, it was one man in particular that stood out. 

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Pogba made his world-record return to United over the summer, joining from Juventus for £89 million. However, it has taken him a while to find his feet in the Premier League. That was until today - he dominated the midfield from start to finish and was rewarded with his first goal of the season.

It could be argued that his dominance today is down to the fact that  Rooney was left out of the side, allowing Pogba to command the midfield area and spray passes into dangerous areas.

See the Frenchman's first goal for the club below:

United fans also took to Twitter to express their delight at the 23-year-old's performance.

Many fans were expectant of Pogba to perform, after showing the occasional spark of brilliance in previous fixtures.

However, he just hadn't lived up to the form he showed for the Old Lady which had made him worthy of becoming the world's most expensive player.

But it appears that he may now have settled back at Old Trafford, having left in 2012.

United fans will be hoping Pogba can continue this form into the rest of the season and help fire his club towards a title challenge.

PRAISE

Sky Sports co-commentator Alan Smith believed Pogba's performance was his best in a United shirt and awarded him the man-of-the-match award.

Pundit and Old Trafford legend Gary Neville also praised the world-record signing's performance, calling it "his best game for United." 

After the game, Pogba said: "I am very happy for the result and this goal. I never look at newspapers but I always say one thing: at the end, we will see."

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Wayne Rooney
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