Gary Neville reacts to Paul Pogba's 'weird' penalty

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Jose Mourinho appointed World Cup victor Paul Pogba as his captain for his sides' Premier League opener against Leicester City.

A World Cup victor with France at Russian Federation 2018, Pogba has been linked to LaLiga champions Barcelona and former club Juventus following a hard season under United manager Jose Mourinho last term.

Despite aiming his ire at the United board, Mourinho did have some positive things to say about Paul Pogba, who was captain for the night, scored and put in a man-of-the-match performance after a preseason spanning four days and returning to Carrington on Monday.

Jose Mourinho was equally impressed with Shaw's display so supporters will definitely be looking forward to seeing more of him in the left-back spot. I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the Euros so there are more to win. "It's important to win and play well", Mourinho said.

'Paul was fantastic. His contribution was unbelievable.

Neville went on to criticise the United board for failing to back Mourinho and sign a defender he so wished for. I want to play [Anthony] Martial for [Juan] Mata or Alexis but I couldn't. Paul [Pogba] was fantastic - his contribution was unbelievable, but the fuel was disappearing every minute, so we were in trouble and we needed [Scott] McTominay and [Marouane] Fellaini to give me that balance in midfield.

"A good match. A match where I needed six changes not three".

"It's his third season, he's come through the academy and knows the club well". It's the best feeling I have had in my career.

The Red Devils have failed to bring in their top targets in the summer transfer window after Manchester United were linked with a host of centre-halves.

"We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager". Vardy pulled a goal back deep into stoppage time when he stooped to head in after Ricardo Pereira's cross came back off the post and United were forced to see out a nervy final few minutes to get off to a winning start.

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