Why Red Devils' transfer failings could benefit Jose Mourinho

Man Utd possible XI

Man Utd possible XI

Jose Mourinho appointed World Cup victor Paul Pogba as his captain for his sides' Premier League opener against Leicester City.

So, the first game of the 2018-19 Premier League season is upon us as Manchester United play Leicester City at Old Trafford tonight.

Vardy pulled a goal back deep into stoppage time when he stooped to head in after Ricardo Pereira's cross came back off the post and United were forced to see out a nervy final few minutes to get off to a winning start.

'But at the same time I felt I wanted more in attack, I felt that Martial coming into the game last 20 minutes for Mata or Alexis it could bring us a second goal, but I couldn't make that change so it was really hard'.

"I would like to have two more, maybe one if possible", he said after losing 4-1 to Liverpool. Paul, he was fantastic his contribution was wonderful, but the fuel was disappearing every minute so we were in trouble and I needed Fellaini and McTominay to give me that balance in midfield.

"Paul was fantastic, his contribution was awesome but the fuel was disappearing. We thought he would manage maximum 60 minutes and he went much longer", said Mourinho.

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.

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'He is the first choice, ' added Mourinho.

After an incredible World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, which saw France win a second Jules Rimmet crown, as well as England reaching the semi-final, domestic football has returned.

'But he was ready and practised lots of penalties during the World Cup'. According to The Guardian, the Man United chiefs - who had previously put their hand in the pocket for Jose Mourinho - opted not to back the manager on this occasion. I was among the names as well. But again, the perception of the people that reads can be different, but I like my players and my group. It's not a problem, it's the win that is most important'.

The former Juventus player also indicated that he is ready to stay at United instead of pushing for a move to Spain by saying he wants to win the Premier League.

"You have to keep it in mind, but you have to keep working to get better and better because I am still quite young".

I won't be full from a World Cup. Maddison had a strong season in the Championship with Norwich but will be making his Premier League debut on Friday.

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