Proud Pogba happy to repay trust as Man Utd captain

Luke's had a decent pre-season under his belt, looks fit and appears to have finally fixed his attitude "problems"; if this isn't his season then when will it be?

Pogba followed up that television interview with an Instagram post that was liked by Manchester United's official account and created plenty of discussion, as he thanked his team-mates and he fans, notably leaving Mourinho and his coaching staff out of his message.

"I made a decision to take it - I was one of the names - but maybe next time I can leave it to Alexis, it's not a problem".

Jose Mourinho handed Paul Pogba the captain's armband for Leicester clash.

"It's three points, it's what we wanted", Pogba said.

Andreas Pereira. The talented young Belgian spent last season on loan at Valencia and got the surprise start in this one.

"I had only two options, Scott (McTominay) or Paul, but if I play Scott I play 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". "I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in".

That was down to the organisation and discipline of the senior players that Mourinho could call upon, and how hard they worked together as a unit when they did not have the ball. We planned to go to Old Trafford early yesterday to try to get Pogba's autograph before the players went off to their hotel, but had a delay with the auto hire at Manchester Airport and missed the team.

The manager pointed to those players who, alongside Pogba, had little training due to post-World Cup breaks.

Jose Mourinho's relationship with his players has also come under scrutiny, but any such tension was forgotten as Pogba and Shaw - a duo that have endured ups and downs with the United boss - secured a 2-1 win against Leicester.

Pogba scored for France in July's World Cup final and will hope to transfer his global success to United. "[Kasper] Schmeichel is very good on penalties but no chance". "We thought maximum [he would play] 60 minutes, but he managed more than 80". A lot of coaches forget that player development is part of the job description, but not Mou.

United were not convincing as Leicester displayed wonderful creativity and had good possession throughout the first 45 minutes of the much-anticipated match.

Vanessa Coleman

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