Three things Manchester United learned in win over Leicester City

Jose Mourinho

GETTY Jose Mourinho furious with Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola

Paul Pogba, the stand-in captain, answered his critics with an early penalty and Luke Shaw scored his first goal in senior football to hand Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Leicester City, but that was not enough to pacify Mourinho.

Two years after returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in a world-record deal, the 25-year-old is reported to be so unhappy that he has informed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward of his desire to leave.

The United manager claimed during the tour of the US that Pogba's form had improved during the World Cup because he was free from distractions and fully focused on football.

That's a clear indication his relationship with Mourinho has affected his happiness at the club and his ability to turn in the kind of dominant display he gave against Leicester. Or you believe in the pundits and go with what they say. However, Jose Mourinho, who also publicly criticised Pogba last season, said the midfielder "started average and ended top" and suggested he would struggle to sustain the same level of concentration over an entire league season. They were not playing their strongest team, and it is right at the start of the season. "I have always been talking to the team-mates". Paul, he was fantastic his contribution was unbelievable, but the fuel was disappearing every minute so we were in trouble and I needed [Marouane] Fellaini and [Scott] McTominay to give me that balance in midfield.

Pogba was not the only United player to impress me.

"The decision belonged to him, because Andreas Pereira comes from Valencia bench as a winger to play number six; Fred had 10 days training, Ukrainian league, comes direct to Old Trafford; Ander Herrera injured".

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"And of course he trained lots of penalties during the World Cup - because it's something that, in a competition like that, every player trains a lot - and he was very confident".

"We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager". "Everybody was on the same page".

"We played against a team that invest more than us".

"When we have everybody with you, everybody next to you know they want to fight for you, obviously it's going to be easier, you know?" he said.

"I always give my best for the fans, for the team mates. and for the people that trust me".

This was backed up by the fact Pogba was made captain for the match last night.

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