Signings have not improved United, claims Mourinho

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"When I was first at United, Rio Ferdinand was captain and Patrice Evra, too", he said.

Vardy pulled a goal back for Leicester in stoppage time to give them some reward for a good performance against last season's runners-up.

After France's victory, former United defender Rio Ferdinand said it was "down to Jose [Mourinho] to unlock this Pogba we saw at the World Cup because he was responsible, he stood up to a lot of hard tests in midfield, and was a talisman for this team".

"If you're not happy, you can not give your best", said Pogba.

Paul Pogba is demonstrating the power he has at Manchester United to Jose Mourinho, Sam Wallace told the Sunday Supplement.

Shaw, who himself has suffered plenty of criticism from Mourinho in the past two seasons, appeared to make the game safe when he fired low into the far corner to spark wild celebrations from his manager.

"I still enjoying playing football, I still love football and I still give my best with the team, for the team". I know it's a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies. "We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title".

Pogba's third-minute spot-kick settled the hosts' nerves as United allayed some of the doom and gloom predicted by Mourinho after failing to land a series of targets before Thursday's transfer deadline. That being said, the majority of pundits thought David de Gea should fill the vacancy, but alas Mourinho favored more of a "position player" in the captain's role.

Asked about his commitment to the club, Pogba again seemed to have a subtle go at Mourinho stating: "like I said I always give my best for the fans, for the team mates and for the people who trust me". It's going to be easier and it makes the team go higher.

"I relish every challenge, it doesn't matter what, I love to work".

He had also been willing to offload Anthony Martial and replace him with the 30-year-old Willian, but United's decision-makers want a greater focus on development rather than short-term fixes. "He's one of the players that I have to speak to, to see how physically and mentally he feels".

"And wearing this armband, it's even more [special] because of the past, because of the players that played here, the people that have been wearing this".

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