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Jose Mourinho lauds World Cup-winner after Leicester City display

Jose Mourinho lauds World Cup-winner after Leicester City display

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 10, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Pogba has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this week after stories emerged that the Frenchman has grown unsettled by some of Mourinho's comments during the summer. However, Jose Mourinho, who also publicly criticised Pogba last season, said the midfielder "started average and ended top" and suggested he would struggle to sustain the same level of concentration over an entire league season.

Paul Pogba cast fresh doubt over his Manchester United future by saying he would get fined if he really opened up about his happiness.

"If you're not happy in doing what you're doing right now, there's no point doing it" he says.

"And of course he trained lots of penalties during the World Cup - because it's something that, in a competition like that, every player trains a lot - and he was very confident".

Pogba was pushed on his response and said that "if you're not happy, you can not give your best" when asked about what represents happiness and comfort for him.

"[United] is a different team, obviously".

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Moments after leaving the stadium around 11.30 p.m., Pogba posted on social media: "I'll always give my best to the fans and my teammates no matter what's going on".

"I am someone who is not (in) a role that I give to myself".

"Like I said, when you are comfortable, when people trust you and have confidence then you are good in your own head and it's going to be easier".

It was nearly as if they were saying "look this is Old Trafford, and we are United - this is how we play".

Their first thought when they got the ball was always to get it forward and they were trying to get their wide players high up the pitch, which is the United way.

This put them in a comfortable position throughout the rest of the match, and even more so when Luke Shaw tapped home in an unorthodox manner in the second half.

It's Shaw's victor. He scored his first senior team goal with a lovely move around his defender and a fine finish to the far post.