Man United kick off Premier League season with win

Simon Evans
Man United kick off Premier League season with win

World Cup winner Paul Pogba's third minute penalty and a late goal from Luke Shaw gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford in the opening game of the Premier League season.

Pogba, fresh from his triumph in Russia with France but also the subject of recent transfer speculation, was named captain by manager Jose Mourinho and took responsibility for the penalty after a handball by Daniel Amartey on Friday, slowly shuffling up before beating Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester responded well though with new signing James Maddison forcing a fine save out of United keeper David De Gea as the visitors gave Mourinho's side plenty to think about.

United were too good. Pic: Getty

But seven minutes from the end full-back Shaw scored his first goal in professional football, firing home after a exchange with Juan Mata.

Jamie Vardy pulled a goal back for Leicester in stoppage time to give them some reward for a good performance against last season's runners-up.