Mourinho is expecting to have fresh options at his disposal
17 August, 2018, 21:25
"When he says he did it for the fans and for the team, it is exactly what I want".
Romelu Lukaku is set to return to the side on Sunday afternoon, and took 86 shots last season in the Premier League, of which half were on target, so he should be able to up those shooting stats, and with the aforementioned Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata all having the ability to score goals then United need to be braver.
Talking on Football Centre, Bent said: "Pogba makes teams tick and I think you need him at his best for Manchester United to get close to Manchester City".
Urging the media to tell the truth about his relationship with Pogba, he offered these warm words of support for the World Cup victor who has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona in recent weeks.
"There are things I can not say otherwise I will get fined".
"So you have to ask him". He never had a fight with me.
Mourinho added: "You have to ask Paul [why he said that]". It has led to speculation the pair's relationship has broken down but speaking at a news conference at the club's Carrington training ground on Friday, Mourinho sought to build up the France worldwide, confirming he will captain the side against Brighton on Sunday in the absence of full-time skipper Antonio Valencia.
"I can not demand more from him, I can not ask more from him".
"Our training has been really, really good all week and we go [to Brighton] to win, obviously", said Mourinho.
Pogba continues to be an issue for Mourinho following the 25-year-old's comments after that 2-1 win over the Foxes when he claimedhe would be fined for "saying certain things".
Mourinho also stated that Matteo Darmian is not expected to leave the club, with Italy's transfer window closing on FRiday.
'I didn't ask him, I'm not going to ask him. We know he always does a job for the team.
"Everybody has a bad day and has little ups and downs in the performance level".
However, the World Cup victor hinted at unrest in the Old Trafford camp when he refused to answer a question about his happiness at the 20-time English champions.