Manchester United down Leicester in Premier League opener

Manchester United down Leicester in Premier League opener

Earlier this summer United bought midfielder Fred, full-back Diogo Dalot and back-up keeper Lee Grant, but it was in central defence where Mourinho was really seeking new faces.

"But he's got great experience, he's been at top clubs, he's been in hard positions before, he's in a hard position now I think, but he needs to try to find a way to get out of it".

"People will say 'can Jose Mourinho get the best out of Paul Pogba?'".

"If you compare with Europe, you are at a complete disadvantage and it does not help the clubs in the Premier League", Pochettino said on Spurs' tour of the United States.

The future of Manchester United and French global midfielder Paul Pogba at Old Trafford remains a mystery as the transfer window slowly begins to close as conflicting reports continue to surface.

After the United goal though it was mostly one-way traffic for the visiting side, with David De Gea repeatedly called into action including a miraculous save on a James Maddison shot that should have drawn Leicester level. It was a good match with three good teams, in my opinion.

"I am not confident", Mourinho said of United's chance of new signings on Thursday morning, speaking ahead of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester. The Barcelona boss is looking for a player who can lead his midfield and believes the French International could step into the boots.

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Mourinho will have to make a late decision over several of his players with the likes of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young only starting their pre-season training this week following their exploits at the World Cup.

But Lingard isn't in the squad after his efforts with England at the World Cup this summer. "But very complete performance, he just has to keep going, the mentality was very good, the tactical discipline was very good too and he had the power to move forward and score an important goal for us".

"The truth is that [Fred] impressed me a lot in his first game", Sanchez said.

With 271 appearances and a Premier League winners' medal under his belt with Leicester, nobody can question Wes Morgan's commitment to the Foxes' cause.

'I won't be full with a World Cup.

Leicester will hope this is a good time to play the Manchester giants as they have a number of players injured or not match fit so Claude Puel will be hoping to take home at least a point this evening.

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