Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
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Paul Pogba named Manchester United captain against Leicester

Paul Pogba named Manchester United captain against Leicester

Mourinho has bemoaned United's lack of first-team regulars during pre-season with several of their players returning to the club late following their involvement at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

The two-time Champions League victor added: "At this point I'd just say we need to win".

Man Utd have registered victory in 17 out of 26 opening day fixtures they have played in. Having left the club's United States tour to attend the birth of his child, the French forward will now "start again", Mourinho said, with pre-season training. Matteo Darmian may yet be sold with great interest in him from the leading clubs in Italy although none of them have got close yet to United's asking price.

United had seven players involved in the final weekend of the World Cup with Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones, Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba representing the club and set to return late.

Jose is now forced to somehow challenge for the title with nearly the same squad as last season while his rivals have all strengthened considerably.

Leicester manager Claude Puel: "We lost Riyad Mahrez, who was a very valuable player for us, so it was important to keep our best players and have good additions to the squad".

You will then be topped up in bonuses to the value of the promotion payout, which in this case will bring you up to £30 if you place the maximum £5 stake. Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng is Mourinho's first choice, but has reportedly phoned the Portuguese coach to tell him he won't be joining. For nine days he didn't train.


Ed Woodward has also been thrust into the limelight with Mourinho moaning at the lack of signings this transfer window.

Now it looks like no new arrivals will be heading to Old Trafford in this window.unless Mourinho has something up his sleeve.

Speaking at Carrington, Mourinho said: "If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, ten minutes half an hour..."

"A lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true".

"I like my players and my group".

'So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to these first couple of matches.

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