Jose Mourinho criticises Manchester United summer - Leicester spent more than us

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"I think Mr [Richard] Scudamore must be happy because it's a good way to start the Premier League".

Mourinho said after the game that his side showed glimpses of what they are capable of, and they certainly made an impressive start.

But if Barca offer them the chance to make a profit on the player they signed for a then world-record fee of $115 million two summers ago, and someone who has never really hit top form consistently, should United snap their hands off?

"Pogba was a monster, we thought maximum 60 minutes but he managed (more than) 80", he said.

"In the periods Leicester were stronger we played as a team and coped well".

Mourinho had slagged Martial off in pre-season for going home to attend the birth of his daughter and failing to return, but he insists he wanted to get the former Monaco man on last night but simply didn't have enough subs. We knew it was going to be hard because some of us, including myself, didn't have any pre-season games.

"I know Pogba handed one to Sanchez last season, but he wasn't giving this one up", Gary Neville said.

It was very exciting to watch for the first 20 or 25 minutes but, when they took their foot off the gas, Leicester came right back into the game.

United have only won three trophies since, the Europa League, Fa Cup, League Cup. "We will have the same players, the injured players are not going to be back", said Mourinho.

"That's football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches".

Mourinho also confirmed Pogba had his blessing to take the penalty after what appeared to be a disagreement with Alexis Sanchez. I want to play for England and I want to be involved again.

Luke Shaw was the scorer, netting after an initial poor touch, with what was his first-ever goal in senior football. (It was) weird. I was thinking, "You've got to score".

And in what looked like another dig at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, the 55-year-old suggested he is no longer United manager but "head coach".

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