Paul Pogba assumed the responsibility of captain handed to him by Jose Mourinho to help Manchester United get off to a winning start in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday.
The France World Cup victor, who moved to Old Trafford in 2016 in a US$114 million (RM465.5 million) transfer deal, has been linked with another big-money move, to Barcelona, following a series of apparent fallouts with United manager Jose Mourinho.
He was then replaced by Rachid Ghezzal in the 63 minute which made him the first player to be substituted in the 2018-19 Premier League season.
Other fans were not so sympathetic. Or you believe in the pundits and go with what they say.
In Mourinho's words; "Pogba was a monster on the field, and was rightly awarded the man of the match".
"In the second half I have Andreas Pereira and Fred both with a yellow card".
After France's victory, former United defender Rio Ferdinand said it was "down to Jose [Mourinho] to unlock this Pogba we saw at the World Cup because he was responsible, he stood up to a lot of hard tests in midfield, and was a talisman for this team".
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Jorginho with a slow, nonchalant run-up, strokes the ball down the middle and Hamer doesn't get close to it. Jorginho also impressed and Eden Hazard was typically brilliant when he came on in the second half.
"It was nearly as if they were saying 'look this is Old Trafford, and we are United - this is how we play'".
"I had only two options: Scott [McTominay] or Paul, but if I play Scott I play two kids and a new player, so I asked Paul and he put himself available for the team and he was very, very good for us".
Mourinho's relationship with Pogba has attracted as much attention as his dealings with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in recent months, but events at Old Trafford appeared to be restorative.
"Of course the performance wasn't the best, but it's better to start like this and finish well than start very well and finish bad".
"I came from the academy, I played for the first team". Even though he follows many sports his main interest lies in cricket.
"Paul was fantastic, his contribution was unbelievable but the fuel was disappearing". For me, it was a dream come true.
"A match where I needed six changes, not three".