Paul Pogba Appointed Manchester United's Captain By Jose Mourinho

Paul Pogba Appointed Manchester United's Captain By Jose Mourinho

"Unlucky? I think we were without the clinical edge needed to finish the good moves we had in the first half", Puel told Sky Sports.

Luke Shaw was the scorer, netting after an initial poor touch, with what was his first-ever goal in senior football.

And as United's season kicked off with victory over Leicester Pogba's mighty display showcased his special talent - and brought some straight talking from the intelligent £89 million midfield power-house.

The Portuguese manager was pointedly critical of his star player following the World Cup, essentially challenging him to replicate his World Cup form at the club level.

"We don't really have one [a designated penalty taker]".

United have only won three trophies since, the Europa League, Fa Cup, League Cup.

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There will be plenty of eyes on the Theatre of Dreams this term to see whether Mourinho can indeed make do with the players he has and nurture some of his young talents, having been unable to make the big changes to his squad that he has been accustomed to throughout his career.

"We knew we were not going to be fit, 100 per cent, but the aim and most important thing was to start well the Premier League and we did that".

The two-time Champions League victor added: "At this point I'd just say we need to win". I want to progress and get better again and I want to win more trophies. The French midfielder, who captained and scored in the match, said this on his social media channels: "I'll always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter what's going on".

"I mean, Manchester United, we have to show on the pitch, we have to play well, we have to be focused and we need people to trust us". It's the last time I speak about it.

He spoke at length about the hard yards put in by him.

'If you're not happy doing what you're doing, there's no point doing it, right? I am looking forward to seeing how their season progresses from here.

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