Paul Pogba Named Manchester United Captain - Starting XI V Leicester Confirmed

The Chilean believes they can help get the best out of him

On Friday, British media reports suggested that the club's chief executive Ed Woodward had rejected some of Mourinho's targets and that the pair had divergent views over United's recruitment policy.

And I was delighted for Luke Shaw to get his first goal in senior football. "But very complete performance, he just has to keep going, the mentality was very good, the tactical discipline was very good too and he had the power to move forward and score an important goal for us".

The two-time Champions League victor added: "At this point I'd just say we need to win".

"That (World Cup) is in the past, it is part of history".

Mourinho had slagged Martial off in pre-season for going home to attend the birth of his daughter and failing to return, but he insists he wanted to get the former Monaco man on last night but simply didn't have enough subs.

"We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager".

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. We played very well, the performance was OK.

Although some were surprised to see Pogba in action again so soon after his post-World Cup break, Mourinho insisted it was not a hard decision to play him because Pogba said he was ready. Paul [Pogba] was fantastic - his contribution was wonderful, but the fuel was disappearing every minute, so we were in trouble and we needed [Scott] McTominay and [Marouane] Fellaini to give me that balance in midfield.

Mourinho was particularly annoyed to miss out on a series of centre-back targets, including Leicester's Harry Maguire who shone for England in Russian Federation.

"Fred is a very good player, he will help us".

Leicester responded well though with new signing James Maddison forcing a fine save out of United keeper David De Gea as the visitors gave Mourinho's side plenty to think about. Eric Bailly did superbly to deny Iheanacho, and Vardy bundled Shaw off the ball to send in a cross that Gray nearly flicked home. I want to play for England and I want to be involved again.



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