Paul Pogba Produced A Midfield Masterclass Against Leicester

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José Mourinho appeared to take aim at Ed Woodward, Manchester United's executive vice-chairman, for not sanctioning all of his transfer targets, with the manager saying maybe his title should be downgraded to "head coach".

"(Picking Pogba) was not hard, the decision belonged to him.

Hello good evening and welcome to the start of another English football season and If you are a big fan of football, then this must be bliss for you.

While United and other Premier League teams in England will not be able to bring in players after August 9, they can still sell players to other teams around Europe until August 31.

"I had my plans for many months but I find myself at the beginning of the Premier League with the market closed", he stressed.

Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot are also out through injury but Fred should make his Premier League debut in midfield. It's over, finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it. "Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard".

"I think what Jose Mourinho saw and what all of us saw in the summer was Paul Pogba smashing the middle of the France changing room, calling on the rest of the players, demanding more from them".

"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". It's the last time I speak about it.

And when Amartey was substituted, it didn't get much better - Luke Shaw completely lost Rachid Ghezzal for his goal in the 83rd minute, while Ricardo Pereira was ineffective right-wing and only started to look like a Premier League player when switched to right-back.

The striker played considerably fewer minutes in Russian Federation than his team-mate but Puel explained his selection was a balancing act.

"I'm not confident", he said.

Not a complete display for 90 minutes from Pogba, but plenty for the 25-year-old to build on. Jamie Vardy is less likely, as Kelechi Iheanacho has been scoring goals aplenty in pre-season. We had a lot of problems preparing this game. Eric Bailly did superbly to get back to deny Iheanacho and substitute Vardy bundled Shaw off the ball to send in a cross that Gray would have flicked home had De Gea reacted well. "In this condition it has been a good performance".

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