Pogba leads Manchester United to winning Premier League start

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Pogba was linked with a move to Barcelona earlier this week but the United board never had any intention of selling him.

It lead the Portuguese to vent his feelings after the final whistle at Old Trafford and reiterate his warning for the new season.

Northern Ireland global Jonny Evans - a former Manchester United player - is unlikely to feature in this one because of injury and it remains to be seen exactly how many World Cup stars either manager selects for tonight's showdown.

Manchester United take on Leicester City in their first fixture of the Premier League 2018/19 season tonight. "I think it's the last time we speak about it, it's over, finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it".

United have made it clear they are not interested in selling Pogba, however, and as long as the player shows no signs of being unhappy, they will not consider any bid for him. A match where I needed six changes not three, [Three] weren't enough for me.

Jamie Vardy second left scored at Old Trafford
Jamie Vardy second left scored at Old Trafford

Although the game never truly sparked into life, it did provide plenty of talking points for both sides, as well as extending Jose Mourinho's record to 18 opening day games without defeat as a manager, winning 11 and drawing seven. "We have big multi-functional coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager".

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

The biggest news is World Cup victor Paul Pogba being named as captain; whether this is a permanent decision remains to be seen. I expect Leicester to make life hard and I see this being a tight game but ultimately feel United will have just enough to edge it.

"The information I have is no", said Mourinho when asked if he would be adding to his squad. "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". "I like challenges, I want to progress and win more trophies". Since then, he's fallen out of favor at times at United under Mourinho and was unable to sustain consistent playing time. "Maybe on the next game I leave it to Alexis", said Pogba.

Despite missing a host of World Cup stars, City looked in ominous form as it dismissed Chelsea 2-0 to lift the Community Shield last weekend but faces a tough start as Arsenal begins the post-Arsene Wenger era at Emirates stadium on Sunday.

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