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United’s star midfielder won the World Cup with France less than a month ago, but he starts in the Premier League opener

Manchester United fans were treated to a surprise when tonight’s team news was announced.

Paul Pogba, who only returned to training on Monday after featuring in the World Cup less than a month ago, starts against Leicester in the Premier League opener.

Pogba is United captain for the night

Pogba is United captain for the night

And that’s not all. Jose Mourinho has handed the Frenchman the captain’s armband.

Over the past few weeks, there has been much speculation surrounding Pogba and a potential Old Trafford exit.

But Mourinho appears to have laid those stories to rest, and United fans on Twitter are delighted:

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