The World Cup victor with France in Russian Federation with France is the subject of recent transfer speculation but kept his calm to put United ahead.
After an unusual stuttering run-up that briefly gave way to jogging on the spot, Pogba rifled home the first goal from a third-minute penalty after Daniel Amartey had handled a shot from Alexis Sanchez.
Some of his touches and passes were irresistibly good - and his statistics for the game further underline what was a very complete performance from United's No.6.
United's city rivals Manchester City walked the 2017-18 Premier League campaign and lifted the trophy after becoming the first team to ever reach 100 points, so it's no surprise they are heavy favourites going into this season.
He really had only three days of pre-season but there he was reporting for duty, eager to help, impressing José Mourinho with his desire at Carrington, as well as the leadership that he...
But he won't start against Leicester City in the opening game of the Premier League as Jose Mourinho look to protect his World Cup stars.
"I think it's a good move", Neville said on Sky Sports about the captaincy.
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Ernesto Valverde identified Paul Pogba as Iniesta's replacement, who left the club for a stint in Japan at the end of last season.
It wasn't particularly entertaining or engaging, but United got the job done.
"I don't think I was playing as well as I could with my attacking capabilities last season, and that's what I'm known for".
Last Monday, he returned early to training at Carrington and last night, showing wonderful stamina and dedication, scored and led Manchester United to victory.
He added: "We play against a team that invest more than us. Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard". So, when you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie that repeated 1,000 times is still a lie.
"Pogba was a monster", Mourinho said.
Mourinho is desperate for a centre-back with Harry Maguire still believed be keen to switch Leicester for the Red Devils, just a year after his £17m move from Hull City.