Pogba, Luke Shaw score as Manchester United beat Leicester City in 2018/19 Premier League opener

August 10, 2018

– Manchester United on Friday night, August 10, beat Leicester City 2-1

– It was in the first Premier League game in the 2018/19 season

– Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw scored for United, while Vardy netted for Leicester

Manchester United on Friday night, August 10, started their campaign in the 2018/19 Premier League season on a winning note beating former EPL champions Leicester City 2-1 at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils started the match impressively and it took them only three minutes to score the first goal of the match.

Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey handled the ball in the box in which the center referee had no choice than to give Manchester United a penalty.

Manchester United defeat Leicester City 1-0 at Old Trafford

Paul Pogba scores for Man Utd at Old Trafford (photo: Getty

France international Paul Pogba stepped forward to convert the kick sending Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel the wrong direction.

Paul Pogba who won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France is now the player who scored the first goal in the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho had a superb chance to restore parity for Leicester City when he was set up by Demarai Gray, but he was denied by David De Gea.

The first half ended with Manchester United leading Leicester City 1-0 at Old Trafford.

In the 47th minute, Chile international Alexis Sanchez had a chance to increase the scoreline for the hosts, but his shot was parried away by Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester City were looking for all possible ways to equalize only for Luke Shaw to break their hearts scoring the second goal for United after benefiting from a great assist from Juan Mata as Jose Mourinho’s side won the match 2-1.

England international Jamie Vardy scored at the death for the visitors.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted that France international star Paul Pogba is happy at the club despite being linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

Before the close of Thursday’s transfer deadline, Spanish club Barcelona submitted bids to sign the Frenchman, but Manchester United turned down the offers.

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