Mourinho prepared for 'difficult' season after transfer woes

Mourinho prepared for 'difficult' season after transfer woes

Not many players have the confidence to do produce such a run up but it was always to be expected from Pogba, who did something similar at the age of 17 against Liverpool. I think by Christmas it'll be "watch this space". I was thinking, "How do you get the power into it?"

Pogba resisted the pleas of Sanchez to take the spot-kick and after a prolonged stuttering run up, dispatched his shot into the top corner giving Kasper Schmeichel no chance to repeat his penalty saving heroics at the World Cup for Denmark.

"We don't really have one [penalty taker]", Pogba said after the match.

On his United debut, Fred did well at what I would call the ugly work, which was winning the ball back and not trying to be too clever when he had it, and I thought Alexis Sanchez's work without the ball was superb too.

Pogba was surprisingly named as a starter by Jose Mourinho, having only returned to training last week.

"It's important to win and play well, we played well in periods against a good team that invest more than us", said Mourinho.

"We should start the Premier League with a win and we did". Woodward wants to keep Martial and that, again, is a serious issue between club and manager.

"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".

The manager, however, celebrated on the touchline after defender Luke Shaw directed home his first senior goal to put the result out of reach after an excellent through ball from Juan Mata.

Shaw wasn't positive his goal meant he'd remain a first-choice starter for Mourinho, but he said he's set his sights high.

"Paul was fantastic, his contribution was incredible but the fuel was disappearing". We were in trouble.

I know they had a lapse right at the end when Jamie Vardy pulled a goal back for the Foxes but, otherwise, they had the kind of focus they needed. "For us it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought".