.Here is your Manchester United morning digest for September 21.
Pogba riles West Ham supporters
After beating West Ham United 2-1 in such dramatic circumstances, there was no surprise to see emotions running high among the Manchester United players at full-time at the London Stadium.
David de Gea’s stoppage-time penalty save preserved the Red Devils’ advantage in the capital, sparking wild scenes in the away end. The home supporters, especially after seeing former loanee Jesse Lingard score the winner, were not in similarly jubilant mood.
Some of those let Paul Pogba know as much as he was leaving the field and the Frenchman opted to stand and look at his heckler, with something of a grin on his face.
Michael Carrick, a United coach and former West Ham player, stepped in to haul Pogba away from the unhappy fans.
Ronaldo and Messi contrasted by fans
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will always be linked as the finest players of the current generation, so it’s no surprise there’s scrutiny on both as they begin life at new clubs.
Ronaldo has found life back in Manchester straightforward so far, scoring four goals in his first three games, including a crucial equaliser on Sunday at West Ham.
By contrast, Messi has not yet found top gear at PSG, failing to find the back of the net for his new club. The former Barcelona man was substituted in the 2-1 win over Lyon and United fans were quick to make their point on who is the superior player of these great rivals
Neville maps out path to title for Reds
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has revealed how he thinks the Reds can beat the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City to the title this season.
Despite failing to hit top gear in the Premier League in 2021/2022, United are level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool, who are joint-top of the pile on goal difference.
Speaking after United’s win over West Ham on Sunday, Neville suggested the Reds will need a lot of their key players to conjure up a number of decisive moments to end the season ahead of some high-quality opponents.