FC Barcelona To Wait For Manchester United Star Paul Pogba?

Man Utd news Michael Owen says the Red Devils won’t challenge for the Premier League title

Anthony Martial is believed to be one of them but the United forward is going nowhere, nor is compatriot Paul Pogba amid reported interest from Barcelona and supposed tensions with Mourinho.

Harry Maguire, who could face United for Leicester today, Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur were all linked with United, while Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin emerged as a late target yesterday.

The Red Devils get the new Premier League season underway against the Foxes.

Mourinho has consistently complained in recent weeks over his lack of backing from the United board and also had a host of injuries and players lacking match sharpness after the World Cup to contend with.

Manchester United finished second in the Premier League last season and will hope to close the gap on rivals Manchester City during the 2018-19 campaign. And I think that's it.

The players appeared to briefly state their cases about who should take the shot, but Pogba - named captain for the day by Jose Mourinho - won out and converted his attempt to give United an early lead. "I think good three points, good victory, tomorrow morning training and free Sunday deserved".

By contrast, Liverpool is well placed to hit the ground running ahead of Sunday's home opener against West Ham as Virgil van Dijk, Keita and Fabinho were missing from the World Cup, while Mo Salah and Sadio Mane bowed out during the group stage with Egypt and Senegal, respectively.

Showing few signs of rust despite only returning to training this week, the World Cup victor, wearing the captain's armband, impressed in possession and without it, leading by example and keeping his cool from the spot.

"It will be a hard season for everybody, not just for us", said Mourinho.

Pogba's penalty two minutes was, what I guess you can say, weird? Since then, he's fallen out of favor at times at United under Mourinho and was unable to sustain consistent playing time.

"I made a choice to try and finish the game", he said.

However, he can still rely on one of the world's best goalkeepers as David de Gea put his poor World Cup showing behind him with a fine save to prevent Maddison levelling.

Some of his touches and passes were irresistibly good - and his statistics for the game further underline what was a very complete performance from United's No.6.

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