Man of the Match Matic helps Pogba set personal best as Man Utd beat West Ham

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The French midfielder was involved in a more advanced role on Sunday due to the arrival of Nemanja Matic and made the most of his new-found freedom

For the first time in his career, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has scored in consecutive Premier League appearances.

The 24-year-old struck from distance in the final stages of his side's 2017-18 Premier League opener against West Ham as the Red Devils cruised to a 4-0 victory at Old Trafford

Pogba scored a first-half goal in United's final league fixture in the 2016-17 season in which Jose Mourinho's beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Old Trafford. 

Man Utd vs West Ham

Nemanja Matic, who was involved in the build-up to Pogba's effort against the Hammers, was signed by Mourinho to allow Pogba to play in a more advanced midfield role without defensive restrictions. 

The former Chelsea midfielder played a major part in United's thrashing of the West Ham and was subsequently named Man of the Match.

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Romelu Lukaku scored twice on his Premier League bow for United, becoming the fourth player to do so - only Ruud van Nistelrooy, James Wilson and Marcus Rashford can also claim that feat.

As a result of their 4-0 win, United go top of the Premier League table after the first weekend of fixtures, with Huddersfield, Manchester City and Tottenham completing the early top four.

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