Manchester United vs Leicester City
FT 2 - 1 (HT 1 - 0)
8/10/18 Premier League
P. Pogba 3'
L. Shaw 83' J. Vardy 90'+
Manchester United 2 Leicester City 1
Manchester United saw off Leicester City in the Premier League's opener, with Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw getting the goals at Old Trafford. Goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw secured Manchester United an underwhelming 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the opening game of the 2018-19 Premier League season. United went into the campaign on the back of a tumultuous pre-season that was dominated by discontent and a lack of signings, leading to Jose Mourinho making veiled digs at the club's hierarchy and, while they secured all three points at home, the team's display was hardly an emphatic response. Initially all looked rosy at Old Trafford, as United's encouraging start saw them go ahead through captain Pogba, but thereafter Leicester were the controlling force in the first period. The only thing missing from Leicester's display was a killer instinct in the final third before Jamie Vardy's second-half introduction, though his stoppage-time effort was too little, too late, as Shaw's first senior goal seven minutes from time proved decisive in the final reckoning. United stroked the ball around confidently during the early exchanges and that poise was personified by Pogba when he placed a third-minute penalty into the top-right corner after Daniel Amartey was adjudged to have handled Alexis Sanchez's deflected shot.![DkRDpzjX0AAqGEN.jpg]()