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Pogba double lifts United, Inter joy for De Boer

Paul Pogba repaid some of his world record transfer fee with two goals as Manchester United rediscovered their early-season shine, cruising to a 4-1 Europa League win over Fenerbahce to go top of their group.

Pogba double lifts United, Inter joy for De Boer
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Paul Pogba (right)

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Pogba scored a penalty and rifled United's third into the top corner. Anthony Martial also netted from the spot and Jesse Lingard fired home in the second half before former Old Trafford favourite Robin van Persie pulled one back for Fenerbahce.

Inter Milan and AS Roma, though, had more testing evenings.

Coach Frank de Boer breathed a sigh of relief when Inter survived an onslaught from Southampton to end a three-match losing streak with a 1-0 victory while Roma conceded twice late on to draw 3-3 at home to Austria Vienna.

United have six points in Group A after a morale-boosting performance ahead of manager Jose Mourinho's return to former club Chelsea on Sunday.

Roma captain Francesco Totti made his 100th European appearance for the club at home to Austria Vienna but his night was marred as the visitors fought back from 3-1 down to snatch a point.

Rampant Shakhtar thrashed Belgian side Gent 5-0 in Group H and Schalke edged past Krasnodar 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Yevhen Konoplyanka in Group I.

Zenit were in a spot of bother when they fell behind against Irish side Dundalk but goals from Robert Mak and Brazilian Giuliano clinched a 2-1 triumph, their third straight victory in Group D.

Four-times European champions Ajax Amsterdam saw their 100 percent start in Group G halted by Celta Vigo after a 2-2 draw in Spain.

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