Pogba sets record as Manchester United put five past Leeds

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Manchester United started the season in the best possible way as United defeated Leeds United 5-1 at Old Trafford in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

Over 70,000 fans made their way to Old Trafford for the first time in 18 months to cheer their team, and they weren’t disappointed as United won the game 5-1.

Paul Pogba set a record in the process as he became the first Manchester United player to register four assists in a single Premier League game.

Pogba was in amazing form until his substitution in the second half, and his assist for Bruno Fernandes in the first half enabled Manchester United to go 1-0 up in the 30th minute.

Leeds United equalised two minutes after the restart, but Pogba was at hand with another assist four minutes later for Mason Greenwood to restore United’s lead.

Fernandes hadn’t scored from open play in any of his 14 previous Premier League games, but he got another assist again from Pogba to score his second and United’s third goal of the game.

Victor Lindelof assisted Bruno Fernandes for his hat-trick on the hour mark, and Pogba was there again with another assist eight minutes later as he laid on Fred for United’s fifth of the game.

He was eventually subbed off shortly after Fred’s goal, much to the applauds of the United faithful.