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Mourinho and Pogba hint tensions remain at United following win over Leicester

Jose Mourinho GETTY Mourinho lashed out at lies purported by the media
Kristopher Love | 11 August, 2018, 14:21

The Englishman had a fine game in the Premier League's first match of the season and played his part in the 2-1 win. His transfer frustrations dominate the United Kingdom football press this morning and there are rumours of discontent between the Portuguese boss and the Old Trafford board.

United spent over £70m in the summer window to sign Fred, Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant, but was frustrated to be left without a new centre-half.

"It was tough for Harry Maguire, he gave his best and had a good game".

Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini will be assessed after returning late following their World Cup exertions, while Anthony Martial's availability is unclear after missing the final pre-season friendly at Bayern Munich.

The midfielder featured in two of United's friendlies but Mourinho insists that he didn't have a pre-season and must therefore start in the same position as the players who have just returned from extended holidays after the World Cup.

Mourinho got it right. However, Mourinho's time in charge of the club has been filled with feuding with his players, ownership and the media. "A good match", Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"I'm so proud and happy to be able to help the team. Of course, people can say that I'm fat, but I know my own body".

"But every time he played, he did a great job and showed something great". I want to play for England and I want to be involved again.

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. "It depends on the music, but words for me don't come easy".

I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League with the market closed, and I'm in a situation that I thought was not going to be the situation I would be in.

But Shaw proved with his performance against the Foxes that fitness is no issue as he looks to get back on track following a hard few seasons on the periphery of United's team and out of the England national team picture.

United were awarded a penalty in the opening two minutes when Daniel Amartey handled the ball, and after Pogba tried to take the ball to the spot, he was met by an insistent Sanchez.