Paul Pogba Named Captain In Manchester United Team For Leicester City Game

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Pressed on whether there would be incomings or outgoings at Old Trafford, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no".

United's new arrival Fred starts alongside Andreas Pereira and Paul Pogba in midfield for the opening game of the season, while Luke Shaw is handed a start in defence.

The 25-year-old impressed Mourinho at the 2018 World Cup and the Portuguese coach encouraged Ed Woodward to spend big on him. United were allegedly desperate to sign a centre-half on deadline day but despite targeting five players, none arrived.

How will United get on this season?

Mourinho's relationship with players like Pogba and Martial has come under close scrutiny, as have the manager's mood swings over the club's failure to complete key signings he wanted in the transfer window.

The Daily Mail reports that Mourinho was left "furious, angry and frustrated" after yesterday's failed transfers.

Despite no new defenders, Mourinho insisted he was happy with his squad, but accused critics of lying about any turmoil.

'The way I see Paul is well, is very well, but we need the words with that small group to see if they can give us a hand 'It's an important match tomorrow.

"You [the media] repeat 1,000 times my relations with my players is not good", Mourinho stated.

It is understood United officials have grown increasingly tired and suspicious of Pogba's high-profile agent Mino Raiola, whom they blame for stories that his client would prefer to play for Barcelona.

"I said that during preseason and it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane, I repeat: Preseason is hard when you don't have your players to work, that's as simple as that". "I am going to enjoy this season again".

According to the Daily Mirror, United chiefs have told Mourinho that the club needs to be more like their neighbours - both on and off the pitch.

"United is a big team".

Pogba was linked with a move to Barcelona earlier this week but the United board never had any intention of selling him.

What lies ahead for Jose and United?

United fans can only dream of what might have been.

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