Shaw praises ‘unbelievable’ Pogba

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw has described Paul Pogba as ‘unbelievable’ after his impressive performance in their league opener against Leicester.

Pogba had only trained for four days after returning from his extended holiday after his World Cup exploits, but immediately returned to action and scored the first Premier League goal of the season when he converted from the spot after just three minutes.

Aside from his goal, the Frenchman put in a solid performance for Manchester United, a performance worthy of the captain’s armband that Jose Mourinho had unexpectedly bestowed upon him.

There have been reports that the former Juventus star is agitating for a move away from Old Trafford, and his comments after the game will have done little to dispel those reports, but his United team-mate Luke Shaw has spoken about the World Cup winner in glowing terms:

“Paul doesn’t need a break,” Shaw told MUTV.

“Honestly, he’s a beast! He’s unbelievable. He only came back three or four days before the game and it just shows how important he is for the team.

“He was captain and is a very, very big leader in the dressing room, as you’ll have seen that in the videos from France [at the World Cup] of course.

“For me, he’s helped me a lot – we’ve spoken a bit.

“He’s a wonderful guy and an even better player on the pitch. Honestly, he’s so important for us. Like I said, he’s only been here for three or four days and to put in a performance like that was unbelievable.”

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