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Man Utd news Jose Mourinho did not get the central defender he wanted on deadline day

Man Utd news Jose Mourinho did not get the central defender he wanted on deadline day

Seventy seven seconds. That was all it took for the storm clouds which had enveloped Manchester United's pre-season to be blown away after Jose Mourinho's side were awarded an early penalty against Leicester City on Friday night in the opening Premier League game of the 2018-19 season.

Pogba was not the only United player to impress me. I was fantastic spirit, and there were periods of very good football.

Mourinho chose to name Pogba as captain in the absence of Antonio Valencia as United try to convince the 25-year-old midfielder that his long-term future lies at Old Trafford.

Yerry Mina was another target but "United were put off by what they considered to be excessive agent fees".

On top of his transfer troubles, Mourinho had a host of injuries and players lacking match sharpness after the World Cup to contend with. "In the second half I had Andreas Pereira and Fred with a yellow card, Paul was fantastic his contribution was wonderful, but the fuel was disappearing".

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.

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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.

"We don't have a penalty taker, it's how we feel and I chose to take it". [Shaw's] game was very complete, even if I forget the goal, of course an important goal for us, but the performance was very complete.

'I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League with the market closed in the situation I thought I was not going to be in, ' said Mourinho.

'Paul is one of the options, third season, made in the academy, understands the club, the culture, good relationship with his teammates and a good example today putting himself in the team'. Eric Bailly did superbly to deny Iheanacho, and Vardy bundled Shaw off the ball to send in a cross that Gray nearly flicked home.

Luke Shaw doubled the lead for Jose Mourinho's side in the 83rd minute before Jamie Vardy scored what turned out to be a consolation goal for the Foxes in stoppage time.

"Martial didn't have a pre-season", said Mourinho, quoted by ESPN.

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