Pogba gives cryptic response on United future

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The French World Cup victor was made captain for United last night and he scored an early penalty in the 2-1 win over Leicester City, the opening Premier League game of the new season.

Pogba, 25, ended a turbulent week in which he was linked with Barcelona by starring as United's captain in their 2-1 Premier League victory over Leicester on Friday night - his first game since helping France become world champions.

Craig Burley says Jose Mourinho's post-match comments and Man United's opening win over Leicester were just more of the same to start the season. "You have to know one thing - a player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he's not happy", said Pogba.

"I always give my best for fans, my team-mates and for people who trust me". I am the same.

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"Of course it makes me proud, it makes me happy to wear this (armband) at a big club like Manchester United", Pogba said. It's a different team, obviously.

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

Media speculation on Thursday suggested the reason United had not been as active as expected was down to the club's hierarchy overruling Mourinho on his primary targets.

Mourinho went on to command his "monster" performance and determination to last nearly the entire match despite a minimal break, but the 25-year-old invited intrigue with a late night social media post.

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He did not directly mention Mourinho, who has been critical of the player he signed from Juventus in 2016.

"It's about him understanding why he was so good, especially in the second part of the competition", said the Portuguese.

"I am someone who is not [in] a role that I give to myself". That said, I have chose to match the scoreline in giving two positives and one negative.

United would put matters to rest minutes later though, when Shaw's first touch from an Alexis Sanchez cross took a fortuitous bounce and the former Southampton defender pounced and fired a shot past Schmeichel to double his team's lead. It's obviously an honour for me. "They're all here, they help me, my teammates, obviously it makes me want to give them love and give them good performances on the pitch".

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