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Pogba purrs as Man United trounce Fenerbahce

The Frenchman struck twice as Manchester United invigorated their Europa League campaign with a classy 4-1 home victory over Turkish giants Fenerbahce on Thursday.

Pogba purrs as Man United trounce Fenerbahce
PETER POWELL EFE

Paul Pogba struck twice as Manchester United invigorated their Europa League campaign with a classy 4-1 home victory over Turkish giants Fenerbahce on Thursday.

Pogba siezes the moment

France midfielder Pogba scored a penalty and curled in from distance to take his tally to three goals since his world-record 100 million euros return from JuventusAnthony Martial, with another penalty, and Jesse Lingard were also on target as Jose Mourinho's team secured a win that left them level on six points with Feyenoord at the top of Group A.

Van Persie's return

Fenerbahce replied late on through United old boy Robin van Persie, who tucked in a cross from substitute Emanuel Emenike and was rewarded with applause from all four corners of Old Trafford.

A big week ahead

The result vindicated Mourinho's decision to make seven changes to the team that had held in-form Liverpool to a 0-0 draw on Monday.The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford are likely to return for Sunday's Premier League trip to Chelsea, after which United host Manchester City in the League Cup.