Paul Pogba said he had not been distracted by negative media coverage surrounding Manchester United as he expressed his delight at scoring his first goal for the club.

United have endured a difficult spell after successive defeats to Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford prior to a hard-fought 3-1 EFL Cup win over Northampton Town, but they put in an impressive showing on Saturday as they dispatched champions Leicester City 4-1.

Asked if the players had been affected by the criticism, he told Sky Sports: “Me, I never look at the newspapers. I always say one thing: It’s at the end we will see. So at the end you will see.”

Pogba, who returned to United from Juventus in a world-record transfer this summer, headed home United’s fourth from a corner before the break to open his account for the club.

He said: “I’m very happy for the result and for this goal. I hope it’s not going to be the last one so just carry on. Keep doing what we did today.”

He added: “We were very focused. We knew it was going to be difficult. The first four games we were good then after we knew it was going to be difficult.

“Today we showed on the pitch a very big performance for the team. We are happy. We want to carry on like this.”

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Culled from ESPNFC