Jose is the type of manager who gives someone the captaincy for the right reasons and I think he chose to give Pogba some responsibility for managing the game and the players around him, which was a very clever move.
"We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager".
The Portuguese coach has been tasked with bringing back the glory days to the red half of Manchester, but Claude Puel's Leicester - who have won the title since United's last success in 2013 - will want to ensure Mourinho's season begins with a whimper at Old Trafford.
And when Amartey was substituted, it didn't get much better - Luke Shaw completely lost Rachid Ghezzal for his goal in the 83rd minute, while Ricardo Pereira was ineffective right-wing and only started to look like a Premier League player when switched to right-back. They [Leicester] spent more money than us, so in the Premier League we must get used to teams with players of the same quality that we have. "Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard".
"Of course, we have second or third choice in case he is not confident or some reason doesn't want to take it but he was ready and of course he trained lots of penalties during the World Cup because it's something in a competition like that every player trains a lot and he was vert confident".
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However, it was captain Paul Pogba who would open the scoring after just three minutes, with the World Cup victor converting a penalty after Daniel Amartey had handled the ball in the box.
Mourinho's enthusiasm for England's World Cup hero wasn't shared by the club, who had no intention of stumping up close to £75m for Maguire.
Leicester were put to the sword last night in United's Premier League opener with Pogba playing an influential role.
Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action with David De Gea at Old Trafford in Manchester August 10, 2018. The manager has names but after, it's how we feel. "It is just the win that is the most important".
Mourinho said after the game that his side showed glimpses of what they are capable of, and they certainly made an impressive start. "I am happy with the performance to make this game in this condition, it's encouraging for the future".