Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Paul Pogba's debut performance and the victory over Southampton

Manchester United's Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba played the full 90 minutes as United beat Southampton.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts

After 10 days of rising anticipation, Paul Pogba made his Manchester United debut for the second time in the Premier League win over Southampton.

There was no doubts over Pogba playing a part in Friday night’s match at Old Trafford - the only debate manager Jose Mourinho left open was if he was to start or not.

The eagerly-awaited team news arrived an hour before kick off and on the sheet in midfield with Marouane Fellaini was the Frenchman.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action

Pogba was making his bow as the world’s most expensive player for the first time since sealing his £89 million return to United from Juventus.

Considering he hadn’t played since the Euro 2016 final, the midfielder recovered from a shaky first touch to produce a top performance in the first half.

Pogba had 61 touches in the opening period, 27 more than any of his teammates. A skip past four players from the halfway line to the Saints box was only a mere indication of how much he had already brought to the midfield.

You would think Pogba would have tire during the second half, though he only got better and better. His flicks, tricks, directness and impetus helped United control in a superbly composed box-to-box showing from the record breaking man.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba shoots at goal

As all of his last seven appearances came from the bench, this was his first start in the famous red shirt. And here is how the United fans on Twitter reacted to it…


Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic shoots at goal

Pogba was somewhat overshadowed on his big occasion, however. It seems Zlatan Ibrahimovic can’t stop scoring, with the Swede rising high and heading home explosively from a Wayne Rooney cross for the opener 10 minutes from the first half whistle.

He made it four goals from three competitive appearances by converting a penalty won by Luke Shaw just after half-time, which secured United’s first three home points of the season in a dominant display. What did the fans make of the 2-0 win?…

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