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Paul Pogba penalty gave us three points - Jose Mourinho

Being the captain, Paul Pogba changed the score line from 0s with a third-minute penalty and generally did awesome in the centre of the pitch, and he was able to play for 80 minutes despite lack of pre-season that Mourinho talked about on in his post-match news conference.  "Of course the boys with good pre-seasons, they were in better condition," Mourinho said. 


Wittysports | Paul Pogba penalty gave us three points - Jose Mourinho

Andreas Pereira, Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly and Matteo Darmian were comfortable to play for 90 mins. The others were fantastic.  "Marcus Rashford was in trouble, but he played. Pogba was a monster. We were thinking he will play for only 60 minutes maximum, but he managed up to 80 minutes . 


Then Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini came in from the bench to help the team. I was a fantastic spirit, and there were moments of good football. "In some times Leicester were stronger but we did our best. Jose Mourinho insisted it was not a difficult decision to play Pogba because he said he was ready.


Wittysports | Paul Pogba penalty gave us three points - Jose Mourinho


It was not strong, he added. "The choice belongs to him, because Andreas Pereira comes from Valencia bench as a winger to play number six; new signing Fred had ten (10) training days, Ukrainian league, comes direct to Old Trafford; and Ander Herrera is injured.
"I had only two options: Scott McTominay or Paul Pogba,  but if I play Scott, I'm playing two kids in the midfield and Fred is a new player, so I asked Paul Pogba and he made himself available for the team and he was very, very good for us."

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