Paul Pogba Named Manchester United Captain - Starting XI V Leicester Confirmed

Mourinho-Man Utd

Mourinho-Man Utd

United failed to sign any of Mourinho's centre-back targets, and there were some withering comments in the aftermath of the 2-1 win. "We thought maximum [he would play] 60 minutes, but he managed more than 80", Mourinho told the media after the match on Friday.

"Of course it makes me proud, it makes me happy to wear this (armband) at a big club like Manchester United", he said.

"Will his style of play bring us an EPL (English Premier League) title?"

He will ask his players to "help" against Claude Puel's side while accepting many of his key players may be undercooked for a game that he feels has come too soon after a World Cup summer. They (Leicester) spent more money than us, so in the Premier League we must get used to teams with players of the same quality that we have.

An early penalty from Paul Pogba and a late Luke Shaw finish settled the match in United's favour with Jamie Vardy netting a consolation for the visitors.

Yes, they went ahead inside the first three minutes through Paul Pogba's penalty, but what was important was the way they went after Leicester right from the off. "Maybe on the next game I leave it to Alexis". 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. I know it's a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies.

"You have to keep it in mind, but you have to keep working to get better and better because I am still quite young. I doubt he'll be going anywhere this season".

Nonetheless Mourinho was pleased with his team's display, singling out Pogba and Shaw for particular praise, and the overall spirit. United finished second last season behind their rivals Manchester City.

"Pogba was a monste", said United's manager.

"It was not hard [to pick him], the decision belonged to him because Andreas Pereira comes from the Valencia bench as a winger to play No. 6, Fred, 10 days training, Ukrainian league, comes direct to Old Trafford, Ander Herrera injured". I want to play for England and I want to be involved again.

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