Manchester United won their first match of the season against Leicester City.
Paul Pogba led the team out to Old Trafford as Manchester United scraped past Leicester City in the first match of the season. Jose Mourinho’s side pulled out three points from the match as Manchester United won 2-1.
Pogba scored early into the match through a penalty, while Luke Shaw doubled the lead late in the second half. Jamie Vardy scored a consolation goal in the extra time.
However, after the match, Paul Pogba was asked about his decision to take the penalty. After Alexis Sanchez signed for Manchester United in January, the Chilean forward assumed the position as default penalty-taker for the rest of the season. However, today, Paul Pogba took the penalty.
The Manchester United skipper was seen discussing with Alexis Sanchez before taking the penalty kick, and the interviewer asked the Frenchman about the same. He insisted that there’s no designated penalty taker in the side.
“We don’t really have one (penalty taker) – maybe the next game I can give it to Alexis, it’s not a problem,” said Pogba.
The World Cup winner also commented on his fellow midfield partners, Fred and Andreas Perreira. “We started ok (midfield), it wasn’t the best game – he (Fred) is a very very good player. Andreas as well, he can help us,” said Pogba.
Pogba insisted that the he has moved on and wants to win trophies with the club. “The past is history. I’m someone who likes challenges – I want to improve, I want to learn again, I want to win more trophies,” said the Frenchman.