Manchester United host Leicester City as Paul Pogba scored the opening goal in the first game of the Premier League and Manager Jose Mourinho has nothing but praises for the captain. “Pogba was a monster. We thought maximum 6o minutes, he managed 80,” he said.
Jose Mourinho expressed his disappointment since he did not get to sign all the players he wanted but he was a happy man after the game.
Paul Pogba captained the United side against LC.
United took the lead after winning a penalty in the early stages of the game, there was a bit of an argument between Alexis and Pogba regarding the penalty which Alexis lost as Pogba slotted home the stunner to give his team a lead in just 3 minutes of the game.
Leicester responded well but David Dea Gea stood strong for the Reds making a terrific save.
It was so disappointing to see United lose the ball time and again, we expected more after the penalty but instead, we saw the forward Marcus Rashford 10 yards behind the half.
Fred, United’s summer signing played his first game last night.
Luke Shaw came forward for the men in Red scoring his first ever goal of his career after controlling Juan Mata’s Pass doubling the lead for United.
“Luke’s game was very complete, even if I forget the goal,” said Mourinho. “He made maybe one mistake defensively in the whole match and the linesman could have helped him with a free-kick. He just has to keep going.”
Shaw – who has had a difficult time at United – said: “I don’t want to speak too soon after one game but I want to be up there with the best left-backs in the world. I have the foundations to do that here with the manager and my team-mates.”
Leicester City came late to the show, substitute Jemie Vardy scored a 90+2 minuted consolation goal.
The captain Paul Pogba was the man of the match and the best part? Boss was impressed.
“We thought maximum 60 minutes but he managed over 80,” said Jose. “The decision belonged to Paul. I asked him and he made himself available and he was very good.
Pogba – with two stars shaved into his scalp to celebrate France’s second World Cup win, although his celebrations for United were muted. He had touched the ball more times and played more passes than any of his team-mates.
“I didn’t have any pre-season games, I came back on Monday so it was very hard for the legs,” said Pogba.
“Winning the World Cup is in the past. I like challenges, I want to progress and win more trophies.”
Manchester United will come back in action on Sunday 19th Aug. 8:30 (IST) against Brighton.