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United Make Strong Statement after International Break with Newcastle Thumping


Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United

Manchester United have shown class after FIFA’s international break coming back from a goal down to thrash visitors, Newcastle four goals at Old Trafford.

The Premier League side had a poor record on the heels of international break matches with a draw against Liverpool and a shock loss to Huddersfield.

With Paul Pogba’s return in midfield, United bossed possession all evening with the French international creating the assist that saw Anthony Martial head past Rob Elliot to bring United back into the game after Newcastle opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a Dwight Gayle strike.

England winger, Ashley Young with two minutes left in added time, curled in a short corner to set up Chris Smalling for a classic header to ensure United ended the first half on the front foot.

Pogba’s heroics in midfield were well rewarded in the 57th minute by Marcus Rashford after the England forward despite having a clear opportunity on goal, headed the ball right into the midfielder’s path for a cool tap-in finish.

Newcastle tried to bring more men into the game but Romelu Lukaku ended his goal drought in as many as seven games with a well-timed strike after a quick one-two with Mata with 20 minutes left.

In the 77th, Old Trafford sparked into a frenzy as Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a return to the pitch after sitting out of United’s game since last season after an injury and almost made it five with an acrobatic kick that fell straight into the Rob Elliot’s hand.

Mourinho’s side remains second on the table with 26 points but still have a lot to worry about with neighbours, Manchester City maintaining their 8 points lead with two goals lead over Leicester earlier in the day and Chelsea following up closely one point less after  properly routing a less inspired West Brom side.

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