Manchester United paid big money – now Paul Pogba must rise to big games | Paul Wilson

After a commanding performance against Fenerbahce in the Europa League, the midfielder will be urged by José Mourinho to make his mark against Chelsea

Manchester United are still looking for a first league win in October, and go to Stamford Bridge a couple of places behind Chelsea in the table, though at least José Mourinho can turn up at his old club with the satisfaction of having steadied the ship at his new one.

Granted, United have been less than imperious thus far, whichever combination of players they have used. Not all of their summer signings have impressed and some of the football has been reminiscent of the long afternoons that brought an early end to Louis van Gaal and his three-year plan. Yet, despite initial appearances, there have been signs of late that United under their new manager do not intend to spend the whole season in the shadow of Manchester City and theirs.

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