Jose Mourinho hints at a change of tactics in Leicester City opener

However his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has appeared strained at times and after some comments from his manager after France's World Cup win it was reported that Pogba wanted to leave. "It's what the team lacked - someone who plays "jogo bonito", as they say in Brazil".

Tottenham might not have made a signing this summer, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised the "massive effort" that the club have made to retain the existing squad, most notably Harry Kane.

Mourinho added: "He arrived Monday, happy, proud. a desire to work".

"He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday".

Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini could also be risked.

"To know how they feel physically mentally to try to give us a help, if they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour".

"If some players are ready, of course we are going to use them but we are not going to take some risks because sometimes for one game, you lose the players for one month or two months and that is (why it is) so important to be clever in the decisions that we are going to take".

"I believe in the way that we work and I have no doubt we will be competitive, with or without signings".

"The information I have is no", said Mourinho when asked if he would be adding to his squad.

"Martial didn't have a preseason", said Mourinho.

Jimenez got on the scoresheet at Molineux on Saturday where Wolves beat Spanish outfit Villarreal 2-1 in their last pre-season friendly. For nine days he didn't he's to start again. "There is not a story".

But Mourinho, entering his third season in charge at Old Trafford, claimed, in typically confrontational fashion, that there are no problems in his squad or in his commitment to the club. I'd prefer to look to the bench and to have them rather than to have 16-year-old boys without experience and without the power to be Premier League player directly. One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie but the perception of people is that it's true.

"I think we have very good players, our staff are very good".

"I congratulated him and he said 'no gaffer I am really disappointed, I should have scored more goals.' I said 'but you won the Golden Boot.' He said 'yes, but gaffer I'm disappointed'".

Vanessa Coleman