Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Paul Pogba Named Captain In Manchester United Team For Leicester City Game

Paul Pogba Named Captain In Manchester United Team For Leicester City Game

Despite being critical of the club, Scholes is hoping the Red Devils get their campaign off to a flawless start when they face Leicester City at 3am tomorrow. His transfer frustrations dominate the United Kingdom football press this morning and there are rumours of discontent between the Portuguese boss and the Old Trafford board.

Leicester's steadfast refusal to sell Harry Maguire scuppered any move for the England star, while Press Association Sport understands Bayern Munich did not want to allow Jerome Boateng to head to Old Trafford on loan.

United were willing to spend £100 million on a central defender - which would have eclipsed the £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January - but top targets like Raphael Varane ultimately proved out of reach.

Mourinho has been quite vocal regarding some of his playing squad, or lack of should I say.

The Daily Mail reports that Mourinho was left "furious, angry and frustrated" after yesterday's failed transfers.

"I'm not confident", he told a pre-match news conference when asked whether another signing might be made. "I have to focus on the players I have and the next few matches".

"When you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie, repeated 1,000 times is still a lie".

"I see him very well but we need words with that small group to see if they can give us a hand".

Schmeichel was called into action again 10 minutes into the second half, going low and to his left to keep out a Matteo Darmian line drive from distance as both teams looked to up the tempo of the match after the break.

Despite fans celebrating the club's best EPL finish in five years last season - finishing runners up to neighbours Man City - Scholes said that it meant nothing to him. "It depends on the music, but words for me don't come easy".

Mourinho splashed out £89m in 2016 to make the Frenchman United's club-record signing.

Pogba was one of the best young midfielders in the world at Juventus before joining United.

Another player who has come through an uncertain summer with United is Anthony Martial, who was left out of his France's World Cup squad, prompting comments from his agent that he wished to leave Old Trafford to safeguard his worldwide future.

Nigerian global Kelechi Iheanacho is likely to lead the line and will be relishing the chance against Manchester United. However, Mourinho's time in charge of the club has been filled with feuding with his players, ownership and the media.

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