Jose Mourinho praises 'monster' performance from Paul Pogba

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Pogba, fresh from his triumph in Russian Federation with France but also the subject of recent transfer speculation, was named captain by manager Jose Mourinho and took responsibility for the penalty after a handball by Daniel Amartey, slowly shuffling up before beating Kasper Schmeichel.

A stuttering run-up ended with the French midfielder guiding the ball into the top corner of the Foxes net and, after the match, Pogba insisted that there was no designated penalty-taker.

Pogba's early penalty was followed by Luke Shaw - a player who had endured a testy relationship with Mourinho - scoring his first goal for the club, meaning Jamie Vardy's stoppage-time effort was little more than a consolation.

"It's important to win and play well", Mourinho said.

"I won't be full from a World Cup".

"Last season he was captain a few times", Mourinho told Sky Sports.

Having returned from France's triumph in Russian Federation last month to intense media speculation about his future under United manager Mourinho, the 25-year-old Pogba was named skipper of a team that included debutant Fred.

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Fittingly, Paul Pogba's first ever goal in the EPL came against Leicester during the 2016 Season.

Nonetheless Mourinho was pleased with his team's display, singling out Pogba and Shaw for particular praise, and the overall spirit.

Jose Mourinho has insisted that he should be referred to as a "head coach" and not a manager in another apparent swipe at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

"Pogba was a monster", said Mourinho. Paul, he was fantastic his contribution was incredible, but the fuel was disappearing every minute so we were in trouble and I needed [Marouane] Fellaini and [Scott] McTominay to give me that balance in midfield.

Pogba scored and dominated as United's captain in their 2-1 home win against Leicester City to kick off their season. "He made one mistake in 90 minutes, he was very good defensively". I want to play for England and I want to be involved again.

However, he can still rely on one of the world's best goalkeepers as David de Gea put his poor World Cup showing behind him with a fine save to prevent James Maddison levelling.

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

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