Mourinho reveals why he did not use Anthony Martial against Leicester City

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Mourinho cut a gloomy figure throughout pre-season, seemingly frustrated by the club's failure - or disinclination - to secure more of his summer transfer targets.

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.

"There are things and there are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined", Pogba said before walking off.

The Portuguese's side beat Leicester City 2-1 in Friday night's Premier League opener at Old Trafford thanks to a Paul Pogba penalty and a late Luke Shaw strike.

The United manager claimed during the tour of the USA that Pogba's form had improved during the World Cup because he was free from distractions and fully focused on football. I think one defensive mistake and probably the linesman could help him and give a free-kick against Leicester. "I have always been talking to the team-mates".

Mourinho has attracted a large amount of criticism since becoming United boss in 2016 and failed to win a trophy last season.

He said: "I always give my best for the fans, for the teammates and for the people that trust me".




Though there has been talk of player unrest at Old Trafford, former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville believes the squad do like their manager.

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

Yes, they went ahead inside the first three minutes through Paul Pogba's penalty, but what was important was the way they went after Leicester right from the off.

"Unlucky? I think we were without the clinical edge needed to finish the good moves we had in the first half", Puel told Sky Sports. "Everybody was on the same page".

"Of course, we have second or third choice in case he is not confident or some reason doesn't want to take it but he was ready and of course he trained lots of penalties during the World Cup because it's something in a competition like that every player trains a lot and he was vert confident".

"We have to wait for end of November, beginning of December to understand how things are going and if we can fight for the title". It's going to be easier and it makes the team go higher.

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