José Mourinho explains choice to make Paul Pogba captain vs. Leicester

José Mourinho explains choice to make Paul Pogba captain vs. Leicester

They might not have set the world alight, but Manchester United's 2-1 win over Leicester on Friday night was still a significant result and performance.

That's football, that's football management, and I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches. That being said, the majority of pundits thought David de Gea should fill the vacancy, but alas Mourinho favored more of a "position player" in the captain's role.

But there is something brewing behind the scenes and there has been for some time after Mourinho left Pogba out of the team on multiple occasions last season and publicly criticized him. I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the Euros so there are more to win.

"We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title", he said. But I told the players we had good periods, lots of glimpses of the type of football we wanted to play.

Victory in the Premier League opener was a much-needed shot in the arm after weeks of doom and gloom, with summer target Harry Maguire's inclusion in the Foxes' line-up serving as a reminder of what they missed. But, of course, in the second half, I had Andreas Pereira and Fred both with a yellow card.

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"Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt".

The World Cup victor was sublime but with Mourinho openly criticizing him in the past and now exactly praising him for helping France to World Cup glory this summer, Pogba doesn't seem that happy at Old Trafford.

Pogba overruled Alexis Sanchez when United were awarded an early penalty despite the protestations of his teammate.

"We don't have a penalty taker, it's how we feel and I made a decision to take it. As a Man United fan, winning is the most important thing".

It was nearly as if they were saying "look this is Old Trafford, and we are United - this is how we play". "Even tonight, I know I can be better and that is what I want to keep showing the manager".

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