José Mourinho explains choice to make Paul Pogba captain vs. Leicester

Anthony Martial

GETTY Anthony Martial has recently fallen out with Mourinho

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

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Pogba explained his side of the incident after the game and said he would not always be taking penalties for United this season. "I like challenges, I want to progress and win more trophies".

"One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of the people is that it's true but it's still a lie". It's over, the market is closed.

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Jose is the type of manager who gives someone the captaincy for the right reasons and I think he chose to give Pogba some responsibility for managing the game and the players around him, which was a very clever move. Leicester were strong in a few periods of the game, but we coped with that as a team which is also an important thing. "I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win", he said. Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt.

Mourinho was asked before kick-off if his choice to select the 25-year-old France worldwide was an attempt to keep the player at Old Trafford amid sustained speculation that he could head to Barcelona later this month. Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn't make that change. I think one defensive mistake and probably the linesman could help him and give a free-kick against Leicester.

Shaw's first touch from a Sanchez cross took a fortuitous bounce around Leicester's Ricardo Pereira, and the former Southampton defender pounced and fired a shot past Kasper Schmeichel to score.

Pogba, who carried over his fine World Cup winning form into the first game and produced a complete performance as skipper, shook hands with the subs after being replaced for Fellaini, and though Martial extended his hand to his compatriot - his frustration at not coming on was clear.

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"[Marcus] Rashford was in trouble, but he played".

Of Pogba's penalty, which came after just 75 seconds, he said: "A very good penalty taker".

United are at Brighton & Hove Albion next Sunday.

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