Fresh off France’s World Cup triumph, Paul Pogba is hungry to win more trophies for Manchester United after captaining the Red Devils to a winning Premier League start with a 2-1 victory over Leicester on Friday.
Thrown straight back into action after just returning to pre-season training on Monday, Pogba opened the scoring from the penalty spot after resisting Alexis Sanchez’s pleas to take the spot-kick.
Left-back Luke Shaw then scored the first senior goal of his career after controlling Juan Mata’s aerial pass to double their lead.
Substitute Jamie Vardy headed a late consolation for Leicester after Ricardo Perreira’s cross had hit a post, and Foxes goalkeeper Schmeichel came forward for an injury-time corner but his header went wide.
United manager Jose Mourinho praised Paul Pogba for “putting himself forward for the team”, and then Frenchman says he wants to win with the club.
“Winning the World Cup is in the past. I like challenges, I want to progress and win more trophies,” said Pogba.
“We don’t have a penalty taker, it’s how we feel and I decided to take it. Maybe on the next game I leave it to Alexis.”
“We should start the Premier League with a win and we did,” he added. “The performance was OK, but we want (it) to go up.”