Paul Pogba dances on stage at Parklife after matching Paul Scholes’ Man Utd record

Pogba earned his seventh assist of the Premier League season by helping Manchester United beat Newcastle 4-1, marking Cristiano Ronaldo’s Old Trafford homecoming in style

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Paul Pogba celebrated matching Paul Scholes' Manchester United record on Saturday by dancing on stage at Parklife, a festival which takes place in Manchester.

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The Red Devils' 4-1 victory over Newcastle saw Pogba record two more assists to take his tally for the Premier League season to seven from just four matches.

Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo on his second debut for the club helped United claim all three points in the Old Trafford homecoming.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side treated the 75,000-plus crowd to a rampant second-half display as Bruno Fernandes and substitute Jesse Lingard got on the scoresheet thanks to assists from Pogba.

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The midfielder's pair of lay-ons matches the most Red Devils legend Scholes ever achieved in a single league campaign from midfield.

Having claimed four on the opening day against Leeds, the 28-year-old's blistering form has seen United sit top of the table heading into the sole Sunday match.

The Frenchman will be back at Carrington tomorrow preparing for Solskjaer and co's trip to Switzerland for their first Champions League group stage match, when they will face BSC Young Boys.

Great to see some of the players enjoying ⁦ @Parklifefest ⁩ after the game today.

Pogba taking to the main stage with Burna Boy though, was something I never thought I’d see. pic.twitter.com/1iahs51Ouj

— Sacha Lord (@Sacha_Lord)

But he made the most of his Saturday evening by being brought out by Burna Boy during the festival, whose set took place after 6pm in Heaton Park.

The Nigerian singer-songwriter had been at Old Trafford during the day to enjoy the match which appeared to be in danger of being spoiled from United's perspective when Newcastle full-back Javier Manquillo cancelled out Ronaldo's first goal.

He stuck again six minutes later, though, before Fernandes' 25-yard screamer and Lingard getting in on the act during stoppage-time.

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Having feared the parade could have been rained on, Solskjaer's men recovered to his delight.

"When it gets back to one each, you never know how it is going to go," he admitted post-match. "But I thought we settled well.

"We played the ball and, when Luke [Shaw] put on the afterburners! When he really went for it there and Cristiano is so good at timing his runs.

The Norwegian added: "It was a fantastic goal by Bruno. You know Bruno and his quality from those areas. I am very, very happy."

Ronaldo himself – who revealed he was nervous before his return – was also pleased, telling club media: "As I told you before, we have huge potential.

"We have fantastic players, a good coach, a good team. We need to build up the mentality to win the Premier League and even the Champions League," stated the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"So I am here to help the team. I think we have the 11 that are playing and those on the bench that can help as well. We have a good team, as I told you, and the spirit is there."

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