Paul Merson defends Jose Mourinho about Man United transfers

Paul Merson defends Jose Mourinho about Man United transfers

Paul Merson defends Jose Mourinho about Man United transfers

Jose Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure in pre-season as United's transfer business stalled following the World Cup, and the Red Devils were unimpressive on tour (a 2-1 win over Real Madrid aside).

Jose is the type of manager who gives someone the captaincy for the right reasons and I think he made a decision to give Pogba some responsibility for managing the game and the players around him, which was a very clever move. But at the same time, I feel I wanted more attack and I feel that Martial coming into the game in the last 20 minutes for Alexis could have given us the second goal to kill the game.

Jose Mourinho enters his third season in charge of United looking to capture the league title.

"I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League with the market closed in the situation I thought I was not going to be in", he told Sky Sports. I enjoy the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years. "We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have. I like challenges, I want to progress and win more trophies". Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt.

I know they had a lapse right at the end when Jamie Vardy pulled a goal back for the Foxes but, otherwise, they had the kind of focus they needed.

"I am very pleased for Luke Shaw".

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Shaw forced a save from Kasper Schmeichel just past the 40-minute mark, settling a pass from Juan Mata after some nice build-up play from United before firing right at the Leicester keeper.

Mourinho's relationship with Pogba has attracted as much attention as his dealings with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in recent months, but events at Old Trafford appeared to be restorative.

Despite no new defenders, Mourinho insisted he was happy with his squad, but accused critics of lying about any turmoil.

On Thursday, Mourinho seemed to dismiss the chance of United signing anyone in the last knockings and yet reports emerged of enquiries for Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin, amid similar interest in Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld. But I couldn't make that change, so it was really hard.

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

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