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Paul Pogba Appointed Manchester United's Captain By Jose Mourinho

Pogba was given time off after helping his country lift the World Cup in France, though Jose Mourinho still opted to name him as captain for the Premier League opener at Old Trafford.

United starts the season just like it started the match: perfectly.

"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". 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 vehicle hire at Manchester Airport and missed the team.

In response, Pogba told PA: "If you're not happy, you can not give your best".

So far there's no word as to who would fill this role, or when they would be appointed.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba gestures during the game against Leicester City at Old Trafford August 10, 2018.

"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".

But for all that could have been this summer, Mourinho certainly has the talent at his disposal to make this a successful season, especially if Pogba can replicate Friday night's display.

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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.

"[United] is a different team, obviously. I just try to help the team as much as possible, like they helped me, too".

"Like I said, when you are comfortable, when people trust with everyone or confident, are good in the head, it's going to be easier".

Coy on what United could achieve this season, Pogba knows the importance of aiming for success with the club and the responsibility that came with wearing the armband.

If Ashley Young was watching the clash it's fair to say he may have been anxious over his own future at the club following the youngster's display. 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.

"We changed Daley Blind [returned to Ajax] for a 19-year-old kid [Dalot] that we believe has the potential to play right-back or left-back".

The wing backs were pressing forward, the midfielders worked well in tandem, and Leicester were unable to cope with the home side's fluid play at first.

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