Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What We Learned

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What We Learned

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¦ AN ENCOURAGING DEBUT FROM DIOGO DALOT GOING into this game, Diogo Dalot had played just 170 minutes of reserve team football since undergoing a knee operation in May.

But Jose Mourinho felt this was the ideal occasion to hand the right-back his first-team debut.

It only took the 19-year-old a couple of minutes to make an impact. In his first run down the flank, his whipped cross just evaded Romelu Lukaku. In his second burst forward, he skipped away from his marker with a couple of smart stepovers.

Although Dalot was a little rusty in defence, Chris Smalling had to bail the Portuguese out on one occasion, it was an encouraging first competitive outing in red.

¦ PAUL POGBA DELIVERS A CAPTAIN'S PERFORMANCE THE best players step up with a moment of magic when their teams need them - and boy did United need that opening goal from Paul Pogba. …

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