Jose Mourinho: I'm now a coach, not a manager

Jose Mourinho: I'm now a coach, not a manager

United have denied that happened and the same outlet said that Mino Raiola, the player's agent, had even struck a deal with Barcelona - the kind of interest that the club have vowed to reject.

'We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager.

Manchester United kicked off the new Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester at Old Trafford.

But due to Mourinho's lack of options Pogba was asked if he could play - and as you would expect, he said yes. "I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win".

Jose Mourinho hailed a "monster" performance from Paul Pogba after the World Cup victor answered Manchester United's call and helped deliver victory against Leicester.

Paul Pogba has set Manchester United fans thinking after a cryptic tweet today.

Pogba's focus on trust seemed pointed, as did his post on Twitter shortly after the match.

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Not just because of the harmony they've had since Jurgen Klopp has been there, but also the signings they've done early. But they'll want to get the players and team already have to challenge for a top four spot.

But on Saturday he tweeted: I'll always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter what's going on.

And he demonstrated just how important he is to United on Friday night, scoring from the spot to put Mourinho's men in front early on and generally controlling play in the middle of the park throughout .

Pundit Paul Merson has told Sky Sports News (09/08/2018, 15:30) that he would buy Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele to replace Paul Pogba at Manchester United.

After describing himself as more of a head coach than a manager nowadays, the Red Devils boss refused to brand his side title challengers just yet.

Pogba's goal was the only tally until Luke Shaw's run into the box and shot to the far post doubled United's advantage in the 83rd minute. We thought [he could play a] maximum 60 minutes, but he managed 80. "We showed good control, good football, a lot of chances. I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in", said the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager.

Jamie Vardy pulled a goal back for Leicester in stoppage time to give them some reward for a good performance against last season's runners-up.

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