I call him The Beast, Pogba reveals Maguire's nickname after impressing during Man Utd debut

I call him The Beast, Pogba reveals Maguire's nickname after impressing during Man Utd debut

Fred Kennedy
August 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM

- Man United demolished Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday in their Premier League season opener

- Harry Maguire justified his multi-million transfer with a formidable performance at the back

- This was the ex-Leicester defender's debut for Man United following his £80million switch

Paul Pogba has showered new Man United signing Harry Maguire with praise following his impressive displays on his debut against Chelsea.

United demolished Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday, August 11, at Old Trafford, with Maguire parading a calm presence in defence on his first match.

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The England international was partnered alongside Victor Lindelof in central defence, with Luke Shaw and new signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka providing cover on either flanks in the backline.

Pogba, who also shone with a brace of assists as lauded the former Leicester centre-back, revealed he has nick-named him The Beast.

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"Honestly, as you saw, he was really impressive. He is a leader. He fit right in with us in training," Pogba told reporters.
"We talked about controlling the defence well and he has a good understanding with Victor [Lindelof]. It was a very good match to start with from the whole team," he submitted.

Marcus Rashford netted a double, with Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James grabbing a goal each to put Frank Lampard's side to the sword.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.