Paul Pogba MUTV interview after great display vs leicester

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Yet after Mourinho was denied the signing of an elite centre-back in the summer window he voiced his frustrations by hinting United's board, led by Woodward, are acting as de facto football experts by having the final say over him regarding recruitment.

"That's football managment. I think football is changning and managers should be called head coaches".

'We have big and multi-functional coaching staff, and I think we are more the head coach than the manager.

"For us, it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought was possible".

"It is hard for me to understand, we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game". He stated that the win was a good one because Leicester invested more in new players than United did this summer.

"We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have".


But he won't start against Leicester City in the opening game of the Premier League as Jose Mourinho look to protect his World Cup stars. Forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirts, every team is a good team and every match is hard'.

Pogba overruled Alexis Sanchez when United were awarded an early penalty despite the protestations of his teammate. "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".

'Of course, we have second or third choice in case he is not confident or for some reason doesn't want to take it.

After a £52m deal was struck with Shakhtar Donetsk before the World Cup, the Brazilian midfielder agreed to join Man United. 'I made a decision to take it.

Chief football writer Daniel Taylor writes: "United's conclusion was that in most cases Mourinho had targeted defenders who were no better than those they already had". I didn't win a Premier League, didn't win a Champions League or European Championship'.

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