Dembele, 23, was part of the France squad that won the World Cup in Russia in 2018 but has not played for Les Bleus since December of that year. He is rewarded for his recent form with Barcelona and a rare, lengthy run free from injury.
Premier League: Paul Pogba sidelined for 'few weeks' after picking up thigh injury, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The 27-year-old midfielder was forced off towards the end of the first half of Saturday's match, just days after being named the club's player of the month for January.
FA Cup: Paul Pogba's renaissance comes at perfect time as Manchester United aim to inflict psychological blow on Liverpool
From the ashes of what looked like a season-defining calamity, both Paul Pogba and Manchester United have unexpectedly returned to prominence.
Pogba twisted and turned, maneuvering himself into a pocket of space before unleashing a powerful left-foot shot that curled into the far corner and secured another win for United.
Premier League: Manchester United need to 'keep calm' despite being top of league table, says Paul Pogba
Pogba's goal secured United a 1-0 win over Burnley on Tuesday which sent them three points clear of the Reds.
Paul Pogba's deflected strike earned United a hard-fought 1-0 win at Burnley on Tuesday to move three points clear of Liverpool, who have failed to win in their last three league games.
Premier League: Being top of the table doesn't mean Manchester United have 'cracked it,' says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
After a truncated pre-season and poor start to the campaign, the Red Devils head to Turf Moor level on 33 points with reigning champions Liverpool.
League Cup: Paul Pogba says Manchester United improving but must learn from semi-final defeat to City
Unlike last season, though, United are mounting a Premier League title challenge. They are level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table with a game in hand.
From 1 January, a points-based system will be in place, meaning players from the European Union will now need to gain a Governing Body Endorsement, subjecting them to the same criteria as other overseas players.
Paul Pogba's contract is due to expire in the summer of 2022 and his agent Mino Raiola hinted it may be in everyone's interests for Manchester United to sell in January before the midfielder's transfer value plummets.
Premier League: Manchester derby will be 'best game that you can ask for,' says United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer now has to rally the troops for Saturday's Old Trafford clash with City as United look to win just their second home Premier League match of the season.
Champions League: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to blame Paul Pogba's agent's comments for exit
United were punished for a slow start, conceding early goals by Manchester City loanee Angelino and Amadou Haidara before Justin Kluivert put Leipzig 3-0 up midway through the second half.
Mino Raiola said Paul Pogba needs a "change of scene" after struggling to establish himself under Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
That Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now tends to leave Paul Pogba on the sidelines when he most needs a win reflects how little return on investment Manchester United are getting from their most expensive ever player.
"Unacceptable, fake news," Pogba, a converted Muslim, posted on Instagram with a screenshot of the article that reported his retirement.
Premier League: Diogo Jota inspires Liverpool's comeback win over Sheffield United; Manchester United, Chelsea share points
Jurgen Klopp's champions, without injured defensive talisman Virgil van Dijk, are now unbeaten in 62 Premier League home games at Anfield but had to dig deep after falling behind to an early penalty scored by Sander Berge.
Pogba was due to be out of contract at the end of this season and recently ramped up speculation that he could leave United by admitting it would be a "dream" to play for Real Madrid.
Premier League: Harry Maguire will 'bounce back' after poor start, says Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Harry Maguire will "bounce back" after his torrid start to the season but could miss Saturday's Premier League trip to Newcastle due to injury.
Premier League: Paul Pogba could miss Manchester United's first match due to late preseason training start
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Pogba has had only a “couple of training sessions” since recovering from the effects of the virus that ruled the midfielder out of international duty with France.