Jose Mourinho criticises Manchester United summer - Leicester spent more than us

Mae Harvey
August 11, 2018

It was the first senior goal for the 23-year-old left-back as he opened his seventh season in the Premier League, and it turned out to be a match-winner as well, after Jamie Vardy headed home a rebound to get a goal back for Leicester in the 92nd minute.

"That's football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches".

"We played well in periods against a good team that invested more than us", he said.

Pogba explained his side of the incident after the game and said he would not always be taking penalties for United this season.

"We should start the Premier League with a win and we did", he said.

"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". We played very well, the performance was OK.

After a summer spent continually lamenting his lot at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho was relatively chipper in his post-match interview with Sky Sports. "Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard". "We have Paul with nine days training, Rashford with 11 days training, Fellaini with nine days training and of course we will be in a better condition, I don't remember in my career to be so much in trouble to make changes, because I want to make five or six [substitutions] and I have only three". I think one defensive mistake and probably the linesman could help him and give a free-kick against Leicester.

"Pogba was a monster, we thought maximum 60 minutes but he managed the 80".

Shaw forced a save from Kasper Schmeichel just past the 40-minute mark, settling a pass from Juan Mata after some nice build-up play from United before firing right at the Leicester keeper.

In the two games last season, United picked up four points, winning 2-0 at Old Trafford but settling for a draw at King Power Stadium.

As I was saying on BBC Radio 5 live on Friday, United have a very strong squad.

Pogba only returned to training four days ago from an extended holiday after France won the World Cup in Russian Federation in July.

On Thursday, Mourinho seemed to dismiss the chance of United signing anyone in the last knockings and yet reports emerged of enquiries for Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin, amid similar interest in Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld.

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