Manchester United: Paul Pogba Tempts Fate as He Sends Ominous Message to Rivals

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales, August 19. GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty

Paul Pogba has warned the rest of the Premier League that Manchester United is not "scared of anyone" and is capable of winning the title this season, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho's team is the early front-runner in English football's top division, winning both its first two games of the season 4-0 and sitting top of the Premier League table.

Pogba, who joined the team last summer for a then-world record £90 million (about $115 million), believes United is now capable of winning the title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

"I'm pleased and happy that we have started really well, but it is not finished yet," Pogba told ESPN. "It is just the start of the season.

"The biggest challengers? We are our own rivals and we think about ourselves first. But we don't have to be scared of anyone in the league because we know we are a strong team as well. We know we can do great this season.

"I hope [we can win the title]. Every team is strong, like when Leicester won it two years ago and nobody expected it, so you don't know what's going to happen."

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United's ominous start to the season has been partly down to Pogba's impressive performances: Scoring in the first two games, against West Ham and Swansea, as well as adding an assist.

The signing earlier this summer of £40 million (about $51 million) midfielder Nemanja Matic, from Chelsea, has helped ease the defensive duties on Pogba.

"That helps me more be myself," the 24-year-old said. "I still do the defensive part, but now I can go forward more and help the strikers. I like to be in front of the goals, too."