Paul Pogba Appointed Manchester United's Captain By Jose Mourinho

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Mourinho's suggestion that Pogba needs to learn from his performance with France and convert them into positive displays for his club are reported to have infuriated the midfielder, yet he was made United captain for the home game against Leicester and scored the opening goal in a 2-1 win.

Martial fell down the pecking order at United last season with Mourinho preferring Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez as options.

Early reports suggested that United manager Mourinho made Pogba captain in a bid to convince the France World Cup victor that his future lies at the club amid continued interest from Barcelona.

The Guardian reports that Manchester United were not willing to go ahead with some of Jose Mourinho's targets in the summer as they did not believe the players were right for the team.

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I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League with the market closed, and I'm in a situation that I thought was not going to be the situation I would be in.

It's a tough call but it seems like Pogba will remain for now, even if his relationship with Mourinho is strained.

"Paul was fantastic, his contribution was awesome but the fuel was disappearing". A match where I needed six changes not three, [Three] weren't enough for me.

"If I played Scott, I would have two kids and a new player [Fred] in midfield". We were in trouble. It's the best feeling I have had in my career.

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"It will be a hard season for everybody, not just for us", said Mourinho.

United will head into the new Premier League campaign having failed to bring in a new centre-back, despite being frequently linked with the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Jerome Boateng.

"He looks fed up and with what has come up from the America trip I don't see him lasting the season".

Leicester came close to an equalizer though when substitute Jamie Vardy robbed Shaw and found Demarai Gray whose flick forced another good save out of De Gea.

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There were a few nervous moments for United at the end when Vardy pulled a goal back.

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