Mourinho makes 'head coach' jibe after transfer frustration

Marcus Newton
August 11, 2018

And Pogba seemed to call for more trust from Mourinho this season.

With only a few minutes gone defender Amartey handled in the box and Pogba, after a stuttered run up, hit the ball over Schmeichel into the top of the net.

Luke Shaw scored his first goal at the senior level as United doubled the lead in the 84 minute before Jamie Vardy pulled one back for the visitors.

Jose Mourinho enters his third season in charge of United looking to capture the league title.

But it is not just the manager's relationship with United's players that has come under inspection, considering he was irked by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward failing to strengthen the squad before the transfer deadline. "We knew it was going to be hard because some of us, including myself, didn't have any pre-season games".

The 25-year-old won the World Cup with France this summer but questions have been hanging over his future at the club following weeks of speculation.

Speaking to journalists after his Man of the Match display on Friday, Pogba said the following when asked about captaining United and being committed to the cause.

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Pochettino continued: "It was a unusual transfer market because until England was out [of the World Cup] no-one was moving". They need to give their best. "I am so happy in the way they come back to training on Monday".

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That's how many points United dropped last season against teams who finished in the bottom half of the table.

Pogba responded with a strong all-round performance, as well as scoring the opening goal after what I have to say was a very unusual run-up for his penalty.

"We know the players, and myself as well, didn't have a lot of training and we played a game".

"Paul was fantastic, his contribution was wonderful but the fuel was disappearing".

United failed to sign any of Mourinho's centre-back targets, and there were some withering comments in the aftermath of the 2-1 win.

It was the first game back with United for Pogba after his World Cup-winning exploits, and he said it was challenge to find his form before eventually giving way to substitute Marouane Fellaini in the 84th minute. "I think it's the last time we speak about it, it's over, finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it". "All my players did not have 90 minutes in their legs and bodies".

The Foxes impressed in the first period, with new-boys James Maddison and Ricardo Perreira both testing David De Gea in the United goal. I want to play [Anthony] Martial, but I can't.

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