Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Man Utd: Jose Mourinho finds some harmony at last - Dublin

Man Utd: Jose Mourinho finds some harmony at last - Dublin

Manchester United kick off the 2018-19 Premier League season as Leicester City travel to Old Trafford tonight.

It was the first senior goal for the 23-year-old left-back as he opened his seventh season in the Premier League, and it turned out to be a match-winner as well, after Jamie Vardy headed home a rebound to get a goal back for Leicester in the 92nd minute.

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. I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the Euros so there are more to win.

Pundit Paul Merson has told Sky Sports News (09/08/2018, 15:30) that he would buy Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele to replace Paul Pogba at Manchester United. "I have the foundations to do that here with the manager and my team-mates at Manchester United".

"I am very pleased for Luke Shaw".

When the deadline passed at 5pm on Thursday there were no new arrivals at Old Trafford.

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"Pogba was a monster", Mourinho said.

"A match where I needed six changes, not three".

He added: "We play against a team that invest more than us".

"Of course, we have second or third choice in case he is not confident or some reason doesn't want to take it but he was ready and of course he trained lots of penalties during the World Cup because it's something in a competition like that every player trains a lot and he was vert confident".

It has been a hard summer for United boss Jose Mourinho and I said last week that I felt he needed to find some harmony within the club. I don't think he's helping the cause and he's the one who has to get these deals over the line. I am happy with the squad and the transfer window.

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. Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn't make that change. "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".

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