Cheer for Mourinho, Man United as captain Pogba stars

Cheer for Mourinho, Man United as captain Pogba stars

They might not have set the world alight, but Manchester United's 2-1 win over Leicester on Friday night was still a significant result and performance.

Jose Mourinho appointed World Cup victor Paul Pogba as his captain for his sides' Premier League opener against Leicester City.

Pogba, fresh from his triumph in Russian Federation with France but also the subject of recent transfer speculation, was named captain by manager Jose Mourinho and took responsibility for the penalty after a handball by Daniel Amartey, slowly shuffling up before beating Kasper Schmeichel.

However the French forward appear to frustrate his boss when leaving the pre-season tour of America early to attend the birth of his second child. One replied: "You sound like an 18 year old girl on Facebook with her cryptic status about her boyfriend".

"But he's so confident and he started the game brilliantly", Neville added. His initial shot was stunningly stopped by the Leicester keeper, but the deflection flew into the air and all of Old Trafford held their breaths as they waited to see if it would fall into the back of the net. I think his reaction showed what it meant to him. Just a few days ago FC Barcelona offered Man United more than € 100 million to pry him away from Old Trafford.

"Even if I forget the goal, it was a complete performance", said Mourinho of the left-back's display.

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United were not convincing as Leicester displayed wonderful creativity and had good possession throughout the first 45 minutes of the much-anticipated match.

"It's three points, it's what we wanted", said Pogba.

United gaffer Jose Mourinho claims he "needed six changes not three" in his side's season opener, with Anthony Martial seeing no game as other options had to take priority.

I've been to the World Cup in Brazil and that was fantastic so I want to be in the World Cups and the Euros'.

"Harry started and played well, Jamie came in with good quality and scored. I think we are more head coaches than managers", he said. Not just with that [goal] but in 90 minutes he made just one mistake, and it's the kind of mistake where probably the linesman could help him and give a freekick for us and resolve the problem, ' said the Portuguese. We thought [he could play a] maximum 60 minutes, but he managed 80.

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