Jamie Redknapp sends direct message to Man United boss Jose Mourinho

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Pogba, 25, ended a turbulent week in which he was linked with Barcelona by starring as United's captain in their 2-1 Premier League victory over Leicester on Friday night - his first game since helping France become world champions.

A day after Woodward failed to deliver the centre back that the manager desperately wanted, Mourinho laid bare his frustrations with United's executive vice-chairman, claiming that teams will no longer fear playing them if they do not spend more. We planned to go to Old Trafford early yesterday to try to get Pogba's autograph before the players went off to their hotel, but had a delay with the auto hire at Manchester Airport and missed the team. "We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have", he told Sky Sports. It's over, the market is closed. "Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard".

Nonetheless Mourinho was pleased with his team's display, singling out Pogba and Shaw for particular praise, and the overall spirit. (It was) weird. I was thinking, "You've got to score".

"That's football, that's football management, I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches".

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Pogba who joined the Manchester United setup just four days before the match, never looked like he missed pre-season friendlies. The Englishman had a fine game in the Premier League's first match of the season and played his part in the 2-1 win.

"Pogba was a monster, we thought maximum 60 minutes but he managed the 80". Paul Pogba scored the opener, and a late goal from Luke Shaw proved to be the difference as Jamie Vardy's added-time strike cut United's lead in half. 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.

'I am the same Paul Pogba (as at the World Cup). "Marcus Rashford was in trouble but he played", said Mourinho.

"The thinking was that he is a very good penalty taker and he likes the responsibility of it and he's the first choice", Mourinho said, via the Mirror. Lukaku then passed up a golden chance when Schmeichel spread himself well to turn the Belgian's effort over the bar.

United will be back in action next Sunday when they travel to Falmer Stadium to take on Brighton & Hove Albion. Mourinho isn't a ball-buster per se, but he isn't going to baby his players if he sees room for improvement.

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