Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice on his home debut as Manchester United claimed a comfortable 2-0 win over Southampton in their second Premier League match at Old Trafford.
The Swedish striker headed home Wayne Rooney’s cross from the right in the 36th minute and then added a second 6 minutes after the restart from the penalty spot after Jordy Clasie tripped Luke Shaw. Ibrahimovic has now scored three goals in his first two league games since joining on a free transfer this summer.
United’s £89m world-record signing from Juventus, Paul Pogba also made an impressive full league debut. The victory was United’s second in succession in the league this season after their opening-day win at Bournemouth.
As expected the United fans could not hide their excitement after the win and took to Twitter to express their feelings with special praise for new arrivals Pogba and Ibrahimovic. Here are some of the best reactions:
You know times are changing at Man Utd when it already looks like De Gea won't be Player of the Season for the fourth year running.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 19, 2016
Pogba is more than special
— Hasan (@fantastlsco) August 19, 2016
Jose's united exhibiting characteristic pragmatism, physicality & precision. No flair, just results. stuff of Wenger's nightmares. #MUvsSOU
— michael mungai (@MungaitheDaks) August 19, 2016
— sarasij (@Saru_mufc) August 19, 2016
Must admit I am loving this new style of play. #MUNVsSOU
— Rudra Pravat (@rudrapravat) August 19, 2016
Seems like Pogba can get away with a ball in any given situation, his foot work is amaizing #MUNvsSOU
— Andile Msomi (@Andile_Nogabu) August 19, 2016
Clean sheet ✔️
Top atmosphere ✔️
Have a good weekend, Reds 🔴 #MUFC
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) August 19, 2016
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) August 19, 2016
How brilliant it is to see us having less possession and scoring more goals !
LVG will be self combusting. #MUFC
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) August 19, 2016
How quickly has Jose turned around this direct, dynamic, effective #MUFC side?
In other news the hockey is gripping #ChannelHopping
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) August 19, 2016
Best attacking movement from a #MUFC side for 4 years.
Welcome back, attack attack attack. 👍🏻
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) August 19, 2016
Four goals in three competitive #MUFC games.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's off to a divine start. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/q95O6cwpUo
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 19, 2016