Jose Mourinho labelled Paul Pogba a “monster” after the World Cup-winning midfielder captained Manchester United to victory on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Pogba was a force in United’s midfield and showed no sign of fatigue in Friday night’s 2-1 victory over Leicester, which came just 26 days after he inspired France to World Cup glory.
United’s captain sent them on their way to victory with a third-minute penalty – the first goal of the 2018/19 season – and answered his manager’s call by lasting 84 minutes when alternatives were sparse.
“Pogba was a monster,” Mourinho said in his post-match press conference. “We thought maximum [he would play] 60 minutes, but he managed more than 80.
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