Cryptic captain Pogba: 'There are things I cannot say'

Cryptic captain Pogba: 'There are things I cannot say'

For many, Manchester United's narrow 2-1 win over Leicester City will be forgotten in a matter of weeks but for 3-year-old supporter Jordy Scholes Bell, it was a night he will remember for the rest of his life. "I am going to try my best to keep playing and help the team as much as I can and hopefully we will see that this season".

"I had only two options, Scott [McTominay] or Paul, but if I play Scott I play two two kids and a new player, so I asked Paul and he put himself available for the team and he was very, very good for us".

Yet after Mourinho was denied the signing of an elite centre-back in the summer window he voiced his frustrations by hinting United's board, led by Woodward, are acting as de facto football experts by having the final say over him regarding recruitment.

"If you're doing it for money, there's a point about doing things for money, but there's a point about doing things because you love it".

Mourinho said "football is changing, and managers should be called head coaches" after beating Leicester, who he flagged as a side that should not be underestimated as they "invest more than us".

The move is said to be a recognition by the club hierarchy of 'the need to modernise in an era when managers are often in situ only for the short term, ' with Mourinho now the second longest serving United manager in a generation.

"We've learned from the past that if he takes too many players on, like he did at Chelsea and Real Madrid, then there's only one outcome". The Foxes spent the summer upgrading their defense, signing Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira to shore up a defense that allowed 60 goals last season, the fifth most in the Premier League.

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'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.

"Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt".

After an unusual stuttering run-up that briefly gave way to jogging on the spot, Pogba rifled home the first goal from the penalty spot in the third minute after Daniel Amartey had handled a shot from Alexis Sanchez.

"Paul was fantastic, his contribution was awesome but the fuel was disappearing.

Ever since he had been asking me to take him to see United and Paul Pogba".

'He is the first choice, ' added Mourinho. "Impossible for [Kasper] Schmeichel - he needed wings".

"I just wonder whether in pre-season, with Pogba not being there, Sanchez was on penalties", the former right-back responded.

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