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Pogba expected to stay, Varane watches Leeds win on TV inside Old Trafford, Haaland latest


Scott McTominay – 7

This fierce rivalry brings the best out of McTominay.

The Scottish midfielder burst into the Leeds box inside the opening two minutes and forced a huge block from Liam Cooper.

He flew into tackles and stopped Leeds from playing int he middle of the park.

Fred – 7

Fred was fairly quiet throughout but was right on cue to burst into he box and get on the end of Pogba’s fourth assist.

He arrived late and unmarked to side foot the ball home to wrap up the win.

Paul Pogba – 9

Pogba received a standing ovation after dismantling Leeds.

The Frenchman caught Leeds’ man-marking off guard with a wonderfully weighted first-time through ball to Fernandes for the opening goal.

And then four minutes after Leeds’ equaliser he picked out Greenwood with a sweeping long ball, deep from within his own half as United established their lead.

Pogba then slipped the ball to Fernandes for the third before teeing up Fred with a low cross for the fifth and final goal, to round off a spectacular performance.

Bruno Fernandes – 9

Fernandes kicked off his season with a terrific hat-trick after finishing the last campaign as the Red Devils’ top scorer.

The Portugal international burst behind Leeds’ defence before firing the opening goal through the keeper’s legs.

United’s talisman evaded Leeds’ man-marking system on numerous occasions and made them pay.

Fernandes’ second saw him swivel in the box, putting the keeper and a Leeds defender on their backside before his lashing his shot on target.

His attempt was blocked on the line but goal-line technology showed the ball had narrowley crossed the line.

The 26-year-old then capped off his hat-trick with a thumping first-time finish into the roof of the net as he latched onto a precise pass from Victor Lindelof.

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