Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

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Jose Mourinho hailed a "monster" performance from Paul Pogba after the World Cup victor answered Manchester United's call and helped deliver victory against Leicester. While Jose Mourinho and the transfer until 5pm to buy in new players, their players can be bought or loaned after the deadline.

"As Manchester United we need to press forward and have a desire to win - with the mindset that distinguishes United from others".

Shaw finally doubled their advantage when he capitalised on his own heavy touch to squeeze a finish into the bottom-right corner and, while Vardy nodded in from close range at the end after Ricardo Pereira's cross came back off the post, the Red Devils just about did enough.

Pogba had been linked with a move to Barcelona due to his frosty relationship with Mourinho, who dropped the French World Cup victor on numerous occasions last season.

Not a complete display for 90 minutes from Pogba, but plenty for the 25-year-old to build on.

Likewise in his final campaign in the Spanish capital in 2012/13, Mourinho clashed with a number of senior players in a trophyless season. "In the second half I had Andreas Pereira and Fred with a yellow card, Paul was fantastic his contribution was incredible, but the fuel was disappearing. We were in trouble", added Mourinho. A match where I needed six changes not three, [Three] weren't enough for me.

And Pogba had the hosts in front from a penalty kick before three minutes, burying his attempt from the spot after a slow run up following a Daniel Amartey handball in the box.

The two-time Champions League victor added: "At this point I'd just say we need to win".

He said: "Have to say.well I don't have to but I will.Paul Pogba's performance after everything that's happened to him over the last month or two, as well as the lack of pre season training, has been truly remarkable".

However, a move did not materialise and Mourinho must now work with the same central defensive setup as he did last season. "I think we are more the head coach than the manager".

United had several chances to extend their lead against a Leicester side that called David De Gea into action more often that Mourinho would like. "I will have to focus on the players I have and, in relation to this first couple of matches - maybe three matches because after Spurs there is [the worldwide break] and a couple of weeks to recover people and to prepare people - it is better to focus on the players that are available for the first match".

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