“Of course it makes me proud, it makes me happy to wear this (armband) at a big club like Manchester United”, Pogba said.
Jose Mourinho’s relationship with his players has also come under scrutiny, but any such tension was forgotten as Pogba and Shaw – a duo that have endured ups and downs with the United boss – secured a 2-1 win against Leicester.
In response, Pogba told PA: “If you’re not happy, you can not give your best”.
Craig Burley says Jose Mourinho’s post-match comments and Man United’s opening win over Leicester were just more of the same to start the season. “I said ‘I don’t care it went in!'” “Grow up you t*t, if you want to be heard then say so, if you don’t, then do one”.
Pogba’s third-minute spot-kick settled the hosts’ nerves as United allayed some of the doom and gloom predicted by Mourinho after failing to land a series of targets before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
“I had only two options, Scott [McTominay] or Paul, but if I play Scott I play two two kids and a new player, so I asked Paul and he put himself available for the team and he was very, very good for us”.
“I still enjoying playing football but like I said, when you are comfortable or confident and are good in the head, it’s going to be easier”. Mourinho’s elevation of the 25-year-old suggests no-one was more resistant than the manager to a Barcelona bid.
Mourinho made a decision to name Pogba as captain in the absence of Antonio Valencia as United try to convince the 25-year-old midfielder that his long-term future lies at Old Trafford. “I am someone who likes challenges and wants to progress and you have to leave it behind now”.
Of Pogba’s penalty, which came after just 75 seconds, he said: “A very good penalty taker”.
While United have denied that occurred, Wallace feels there will be only be one victor if the club’s hierarchy have to make a decision between keeping the player or their manager. “No, I just have to be myself and do what I know, do what I can do and do what I know to do”.
“I always love this club”.
“For us it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months”.
“United were outstanding in the early stages and I think the Foxes were in shock at the way they came out of the blocks and took control of the game”.
“He’s from the same country so I help him”, Pereira told ManUtd.com.