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Shaw claims Pogba ‘is one of the best in the world.’

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw hailed his teammate Paul Pogba as one of the best players in the world after the France international put in a superb performance tonight as Jose Mourinho’s side ran out 3-0 winners over Swiss side Young Boys in their Champions League opener.

Pogba was handed the captaincy due to the absence of Antonio Valencia and responded in excellent fashion by netting the opener with a sublime left-footed finish from the edge of the box before calmly slotting home a penalty to put his side in a commanding position heading into the half-time break.

25-year-old midfielder Pogba then laid on a second-half assist for Anthony Martial who sealed an important win for the Old Trafford outfit in Bern.

Speaking after the game Manchester United defender Shaw sang the praises of the £89 million man.

“It was extremely difficult in the first half. We didn’t start bright. The pitch was difficult but we got to grips with it. Paul Pogba came up with a bit of magic for the first goal and that calmed us down a bit.” Shaw told BT Sport.

“It is always tough. The crowd, the pitch and the atmosphere…They were up for it. It is all about the points though and we got them today. We are professional footballers so we need to be able to play on any surface.

“He gets some stick sometimes but we know what quality he has. For me, he is one of the best in the world. He is important as captain. He shows on the pitch what kind of leader he is. Hopefully he can carry that on.”

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