Cryptic captain Pogba: 'There are things I cannot say'

Jose Mourinho is not expecting anybody to join Manchester United before the transfer deadline. Nick Potts  PA Wire

He has reportedly fallen out with Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw in recent months though both scored as Manchester United began their Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win over Leicester on Friday night.

Yet Pogba has now stirred the rumour mill over his future once again, with comments to the media that suggest his discontent under Mourinho's leadership will not evaporate any time soon.

The European transfer window shuts on 31st August and the report claims that Pogba has told his teammates at United that he wants to sign for the Catalan giants. I think one defensive mistake and probably the linesman could help him and give a free-kick against Leicester.

Pogba and Sanchez's altercation was described as "strange" by Jamie Carragher, who compared it to something you would see at school.

Although some were surprised to see Pogba in action again so soon after his post-World Cup break, Mourinho insisted it was not a hard decision to play him because Pogba said he was ready.

"It's a different team, obviously". If you have round pegs in round holes, and all of them are doing the right job at the same time, then you are going to do well.

Nonetheless Mourinho was pleased with his team's display, singling out Pogba and Shaw for particular praise, and the overall spirit.

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Kenedy and Ayoze Perez also had good opportunities to score, but Hugo Lloris remained composed and made two brilliant saves. The best came in the 85th minute when Salomon Rondon had a shot deflect off the crossbar.

"Having the armband, it's not like "oh, I will show that I am a real captain and have to do extra work".

"No, I just have to be myself and do what I know, do what I can do and do what I know to do".

Pogba was named captain for night against Leicester with Antonio Valencia sidelined with a calf injury.

"I had only two options, Scott [McTominay] or Paul, but if I play Scott I play two 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".

"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".

Fittingly, Paul Pogba's first ever goal in the EPL came against Leicester during the 2016 Season. And wearing this, it's even more because of the past, because of the players that played here, the people that have been wearing this. Don't get me wrong, Mourinho does love to remind the opposition whenever his side scores, but his celebration following Shaw's goal was something else.

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