Manchester United fans delighted with Luke Shaw's performance vs Leicester City

Manchester United fans delighted with Luke Shaw's performance vs Leicester City

That's how many points United dropped last season against teams who finished in the bottom half of the table. I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in.

Pogba was named captain for night against Leicester with Antonio Valencia sidelined with a calf injury. Pogba responded with a strong all-round performance, as well as scoring the opening goal after what I have to say was a very odd run-up for his penalty.

Luke Shaw was the scorer, netting after an initial poor touch, with what was his first-ever goal in senior football.

Pogba resisted the pleas of Sanchez to take the spot-kick and after a prolonged stuttering run up, dispatched his shot into the top corner giving Kasper Schmeichel no chance to repeat his penalty saving heroics at the World Cup for Denmark.

Mourinho has consistently complained in recent weeks over his lack of backing from the United board and also had a host of injuries and players lacking match sharpness after the World Cup to contend with. "(Picking him) was not hard, the decision belonged to him". "They're all here, they help me, my teammates, obviously it makes me want to give them love and give them good performances on the pitch".

"I mean, Manchester United, we have to show on the pitch, we have to play well, we have to be focused and we need people to trust us".

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But considering Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly had played so little together in their time at United - just 99 minutes in total before Friday's game - they looked pretty solid and sturdy at the back.

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

United still got the win despite probably only being at 70%, and everyone who was involved is going to be fitter next time.

"I expect a better United than last season".

Dion Dublin was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.