Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City: Five things we learned

Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City: Five things we learned

Mourinho surprised many fans and pundits by starting the French World Cup victor when many felt he would be left out having not completed a proper pre-season.

Pundit Alan Shearer has warned Jose Mourinho he could lose his job due to the way modern football gives players more power than their respective managers.

Pogba has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona in recent weeks, amid suggestions that he was disappointed by Mourinho's faint praise of his achievement as he played a pivotal role in helping France win the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

"Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard".

'I think it will be a hard season for everybody, not just for us. It's over, the market is closed.

"We have to wait for end of November, beginning of December to understand how things are going and if we can fight for the title".

Quite how such sentiments will be received by the United hierarchy remains to be seen.

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Vertonghen and Alli struck either side of Joselu's equaliser for the Magpies with all three goals coming in the first 18 minutes. But the Blues were clearly the better side on the day despite not kicking into gear under Sarri just yet.

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Asked if he was happy and comfortable, Pogba replied: 'There are things I can not say, otherwise I will get fined'. When you are comfortable, when people trust everyone, are good in the head, it's going to be easier.

Pogba only returned to training at the start of the week after helping France to win the tournament but he was thrust into the starting line-up on Friday and given the captain's armband, with his penalty setting United on course for a 2-1 win against Leicester.

Mourinho was vocal in his opinions on the club's business over the summer, and it has been reported that United are now set to make huge changes behind the scenes.

Pogba, who was dropped by Mourinho for both legs of the Champions League last-16 loss to Sevilla last term, said there were differences between playing for France and United.

It was far from an incendiary message but in mentioning colleagues and supporters the omission of his own boss appeared a stark one.

Mourinho left no doubt as to how much he valued Pogba's efforts on the night, adding: "Paul was fantastic - his contribution was unbelievable".

"We thought maximum 60 minutes but he managed (more than) 80".

He had also been willing to offload Anthony Martial and replace him with the 30-year-old Willian, but United's decision-makers want a greater focus on development rather than short-term fixes.

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