Paul Pogba led the Manchester United team out at Old Trafford for their first Premier League game of the season.
Manchester United emerged 2-1 winners against Leicester City as Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw scored to give club the winning start. Pogba was also given the captain’s armband in United’s first Premier League game of the season.
However, Pogba said that he needs to be happy to continue performing at his best levels for the club. Pogba was dropped from the Manchester United side in the 2017/18 season when he fell out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho. The Frenchman’s inconsistent performances for the club led Jose to bench Pogba in the Champions League round-of-16 leg against Sevilla.
“If you’re not happy, you cannot give your best,” said Pogba.
He was asked about the differences between playing for Manchester United and France, where he insisted that it’s easy to perform when one is comfortable.
Paul Pogba: “Like I said, when you are comfortable, when people trust with everyone or confident, are good in the head, it’s going to be easier.” #mufc [Sky]
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“I am the same, but it’s a different team, obviously. I still enjoying playing football but like I said, when you are comfortable or confident and are good in the head, it’s going to be easier,” said Pogba.
“Everybody was on the same page [at France]”, added the French midfielder.
Pogba, however, insisted that it was a dream come true to wear the captain’s armband for Manchester United.
“I always love the club [United]. I came from the academy, I played for the first team. For me, it was a dream come true,” stated the Frenchman.
Paul Pogba joined the Manchester United squad on Monday earlier this week after a terrific performance for France in the World Cup. The Frenchman also scored a goal in a 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final.
Pogba’s midfield partner, Andreas Pereira, who made his first Premier League start against Leicester City, even stated that a player of the quality like Pogba ‘doesn’t need a pre-season’.