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The Red Devils kicked off the new Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over the Foxes. 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.

"It was tough for Harry Maguire, he gave his best and had a good game".

Paul Pogba had captained Manchester United seven times before last night's match, but his appointment as skipper for the night - in the absence of the injured Antonio Valencia - came as a big surprise.

Paul Merson doesn't believe Jose Mourinho is getting enough support from Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward in the transfer department. The Guardian reports that Mourinho's wishlist was vetoed by United as there were concerns that "he should not be allowed to get his way if it meant potentially wasting tens of millions of pounds on a short-term fix".

"I had only two options: Scott [McTominay] or Paul, but if I play Scott I play two kids and a new player, so I asked Paul and he put himself available for the team and he was very, very good for us".

"But I told the players we had very good periods, we had lots of glimpses of the football we wanted to play".

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As I was saying on BBC Radio 5 live on Friday, United have a very strong squad. I don't think he's helping the cause and he's the one who has to get these deals over the line.

"But again, the perception of the people that read can be different, but I like my players and my group".

"We have to wait for end of November, beginning of December to understand how things are going and if we can fight for the title". That's the way I think football is going. I needed more changes, but I couldn't so it was not easy to manage the game from the touchline point of view. "I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win", he said.

Mourinho warned it could be a "difficult season" if United did not bring in at least one more face, with centre-back the main focus in a market that was inflated by last summer's deals.

United were awarded a penalty in the opening two minutes when Daniel Amartey handled the ball, and after Pogba tried to take the ball to the spot, he was met by an insistent Sanchez.

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