Paul Pogba Appointed Manchester United's Captain By Jose Mourinho


GETTY Man Utd transfer news Paul Pogba has only just returned after a longer holiday

Paul Pogba pledged to continue giving his best for fans, team-mates and "the people that trust me" in the wake of renewed speculation about his Manchester United future.

An early Paul Pogba penalty put Manchester United on course to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City with Luke Shaw also getting his first professional goal before Jamie Vardy hit a consolation.

Pogba answered the call to take his place in United's midfield just 26 days after lifting the World Cup with France, a response which earned his manager's praise as well as the captain's armband.

Anthony Martial was left on the bench in Manchester United's Premier League opener at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils forced into using other options. "He had a good pre-season". One replied: "You sound like an 18 year old girl on Facebook with her cryptic status about her boyfriend".

In the two games last season, United picked up four points, winning 2-0 at Old Trafford but settling for a draw at King Power Stadium.

I think it will be the last time I speak about it.

The hosts got a much-needed lift after just two minutes when Daniel Amartey was harshly adjudged by referee Andre Mariner to have handled Alexis Sanchez's shot.

"We don't have many solutions and want to go with everything we have" he concluded in his pre-match press conference.

Fittingly, Paul Pogba's first ever goal in the EPL came against Leicester during the 2016 Season.

"The thinking was that he is a very good penalty taker and he likes the responsibility of it and he's the first choice", Mourinho said, via the Mirror.

"I won't be full from a World Cup". We thought [he could play a] maximum 60 minutes, but he managed 80.

'He was very good defensively and was good on the ball.

Mourinho, who has been on record criticising some of his senior players came out strong to defend his relationship with them adding that he is ready to work with them to achieve the best result at the end of the season.

Yet after Mourinho was denied the signing of an elite centre-back in the summer window he voiced his frustrations by hinting United's board, led by Woodward, are acting as de facto football experts by having the final say over him regarding recruitment.

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