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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Man City 16 1 0 49
2 Man Utd 12 2 3 38
3 Chelsea 11 2 4 35
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Paul Pogba: Man United can win the Premier League with a fit squad

Following Paul Pogba's display in his return for Man United, the FC crew debate how much he dictates United's attack.
Former Manchester United forward Andy Cole chats with Alexis Nunes about the futures of Rashford and Martial, Jose Mourinho and a Lukaku-Ibrahimovic partnership.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is targeting the Premier League title now that Jose Mourinho has finally welcomed back a host of key players.

Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo were all back in the United squad to face Newcastle on Saturday after lengthy spells on the sidelines.

Mourinho still has injury concerns over Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, but his problems are starting to ease and it has led Pogba, who scored one and made one in the 4-1 win over Rafael Benitez's side, to talk up United's chances of chasing down Manchester City at the top of the table.

He told MUTV: "To win the league we need all our players. When you have one injured here, one injured there, it doesn't help. It's always better to have a full team.

"Zlatan's back and Marcos after a long injury. It was hard for them but they kept believing and worked hard to come back. We need them to win the league and we're really glad they're here."

Pogba was Man of the Match as United came back from a goal down to thrash Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba scores for Manchester United against Newcastle.
Paul Pogba scored on his return to the Manchester United team.

He was instrumental in laying on the first goal for Anthony Martial before grabbing the third himself after a clever cushioned header from Marcus Rashford.

Mourinho admitted afterwards Pogba is becoming irreplaceable in his midfield with United averaging 3.2 goals a game in the six matches he has started this season.

Pogba added: "Most of last season I had injuries but small ones. You just have to recover well because the Premier League is different to Italy -- it's more intense and you just have to think about recovery, then you have more games. Otherwise, I just feel good, just to come back.

"I've trained very hard to come back fit. The season is really long so we have to be fit -- not only me but all the players. To come back, to play again, to see Old Trafford, to see the fans again, to score at Old Trafford on my comeback, I feel blessed. But we had to win -- that was the most important thing."

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.

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