Proud Pogba happy to repay trust as Man Utd captain

Jose Mourinho insists he has a good relationship with his squad

Jose Mourinho insists he has a good relationship with his squad

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that Anthony Martial is starting from scratch after missing over a week of pre-season training due to the birth of his son.

United kick-started their campaign on the right foot with a 2-1 victory over Leicester as Luke Shaw followed up Pogba's opener with a second goal in the 83rd minute before Jamie Vardy scored what turned out to be a consolation goal for Leicester. "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". Alexis Sanchez was desperate to take the spot-kick but captain Paul Pogba eventually slotted away in the third minute after the longest run up in history.

Jose Mourinho started youngster Andreas Pereira in midfield alongside summer-signing Fred.

"I am very pleased for Luke".

Mourinho has made no secret of his disappointment that he was not able to significantly strengthen his team during the close-season.

That's football, that's football management, and I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches.

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. "We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have", he said.

Barcelona did not make an offer for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, the World Cup winner's agent has confirmed.

The France star, who had arrived for training only earlier this week following his extended post-World Cup break, did more than what was expected of him in the opening encounter.

Sharing a picture of his goal celebration on both Twitter and Instagram, he wrote: "I'll always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter what's going on". I was fantastic spirit, and there were periods of very good football.

"It was nearly as if they were saying 'look this is Old Trafford, and we are United - this is how we play'".

Mourinho claimed he told his players to "give me what you have" ahead of their first league fixture, with players including Marouane Fellaini saying he could contribute only 10 minutes of game time.

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