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Paul Pogba named in Manchester United starting line-up to face Southampton

Published 19/08/2016

Manchester United scarves for sale before the Premier League match at Old Trafford
Manchester United scarves for sale before the Premier League match at Old Trafford

Paul Pogba was handed his second Manchester United debut as Jose Mourinho's side took on Southampton at Old Trafford.

The world's most expensive player, who returned to United in a £89million deal this summer, was suspended for last weekend's season opener at Bournemouth.

Mourinho said on Thursday he did not expect Pogba to complete a full 90 minutes but thrust him straight into his starting XI in place of Ander Herrera.

There was a clue for fans that the 23-year-old would be in the side as he graced the cover of the matchday programme.

The club also hailed Pogba's selection on their official Twitter feed, posting a graphic of the midfielder alongside the #Pogback hashtag.

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