Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Paul Pogba Named Captain In Manchester United Team For Leicester City Game

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Kristopher Love | 10 August, 2018, 23:59

Looking at the year as a whole, the club has brought in Alexis Sanchez, Brazilian midfielder Fred, promising full-back Diogo Dalot and a veteran goalkeeper, in Lee Grant, that looks set to deputise for David De Gea this season.

This market is now priced at 13/10 (2.30), and that is a price that will already attract significant interest considering United kept 19 clean sheets in the league last term - the most of any team.

However, clubs in the Premier League can still still sell players or send them out on loan to non-Premier League clubs.

Paul Pogba has been named Manchester United captain for their Premier League opener against Leicester.

United would have paid up to £100m (€111m) for Varane but the Frenchman was never available and as the options were put to them over the course of a transfer window there were too many good reasons to ignore them.

Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester tonight.

"If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour".

"I think what Jose Mourinho is saying is "that's what I need out here on this pitch in the first part of this season".

Another player who has come through an uncertain summer with United is Anthony Martial, who was left out of his France's World Cup squad, prompting comments from his agent that he wished to leave Old Trafford to safeguard his worldwide future.

Jose is now forced to somehow challenge for the title with nearly the same squad as last season while his rivals have all strengthened considerably.

United's pre-season saw them go on tour to the United States, playing five games before travelling to German for a friendly with Bayern Munich.

But Mourinho, entering his third season in charge at Old Trafford, claimed, in typically confrontational fashion, that there are no problems in his squad or in his commitment to the club.

"It's time just to say "tomorrow we have a Premier League match" and we have to play to win it".

"A lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true".

"I expect a better United than last season".