Paul Pogba gets two in Manchester United demolition of Fenerbahce

For Manchester United, this was precisely the kind of night they wanted before Sunday’s assignment at Chelsea and all the drama that will inevitably attach itself to José Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge. Fenerbahce were certainly obliging opponents for a team that did not want to over-exert themselves and the home crowd could even afford Robin van Persie a standing ovation after the late reminder of his scoring prowess.

Mourinho’s team scored all their goals between the 31st and 48th minutes, starting with a penalty apiece for Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, and either side of that period they did not really have to extend themselves too greatly. Pogba went on to score a sumptuous second goal, possibly his finest moment yet in United’s colours, and the home side were entitled to ease up after Jesse Lingard completed that four-goal blitz. Had they not been so restrained, there was always the sense they could add more against a side that have won only two of their opening seven league matches in Turkey this season.

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