Jose Mourinho praises one player's performance v Leicester

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Manchester United's first half performance against Leicester proved they are still more than capable of winning the Premier League this season.

Many people had written off the Red Devils after they had lost their previous two league games - including a 2-1 home loss to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

However, it certainly looks they are back on track after a commanding 4-1 victory over last season's champions, Leicester.


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Jose Mourinho made the big decision to drop captain Wayne Rooney after many had called for him to be left out of the starting XI due to his poor form, and it certainly seems the Portuguese made the correct call as United blew away their opponents in a 20-minute spell that saw them score four goals.

Paul Pogba was the man-of-the-match after having his best performance in a red shirt since returning to the club for a world-record fee of £89 million in the summer from Juventus.

The Frenchman was dominant in midfield and without Rooney alongside him, was able to dictate the game and play in a slightly more advanced role to what he has done previously.

But despite Pogba's heroics, it was another summer signing that Mourinho described as "phenomenal".

Mourinho praise

After the final whistle, during his post-match interview, Mourinho was asked which individuals impressed and said: "The team. The team. I think the team played very well.

"But you score four goals, your striker doesn't score a goal and I think the striker plays phenomenal. I think Ibra played absolutely fantastic in the way he was keeping our attacking football and also in the starting of our pressure."

Ibrahimovic has already scored four goals in the league so far for United and even though he didn't manage to get on the scoresheet today, he played a pivotal role in assisting his team to their emphatic win.

His dominance on the ground and in the air will be crucial for United this season and if he can keep up his fitness levels and consistently bang in goals, you can be sure United will be right up there challenging for the title come May.

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