Manchester United maintained their 100 percent start with a comfortable 3-0 victory over a Stoke City side watched by their boss Paul Lambert.
Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku scored the goals as Manchester United responded to leaders Manchester City’s first Premier League loss with a third win, and with it cutting the gap to the Man City’s manager Pep Guardiola to 12 points.
Valencia who made a come back after being injured for a month, collected a Pogba pass on the edge of the box and crept towards Josh Tymon.
Stoke City were still knocking on the door and, when Peter Crouch beat David De Gea to Bauer’s deep cross, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting latched on to the loose ball with a shot that was blocked by Phil Jones.
Pogba who provided the assist with a superb pass across the box that Martial whipped into the net with a measured first-time strike.
Martial’s pass was controlled by Lukaku, with the Belgian holding off Kevin Wimmer and turning a low shot home for the 50th goal that Stoke city have conceded in the league.
A 51st almost arrived when Pogba’s cross was flicked onto the post by Mata and Lambert, watching on from the directors’ box, could not even console himself with a consolation as De Gea prevented substitute Mame Diouf.