Paul Pogba's season-opening penalty... with stuttering run-up


"That's football managment. I think football is changning and managers should be called head coaches".

"Yeah I think it has been a long time since we won the league and it would mean more than ever to win that", he explained.

"By the end of November or December, you don't need words, you'll see by then which teams are candidates to win the Premier League", the Portuguese was quoted by Metro UK as disclosing this yesterday.

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.

"We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have. Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard".

After a dismal two years in charge of United, Mourinho has come under fire from the Old Trafford faithful, with his dour tactics drawing criticism from fans and commentators alike.

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Some of those World Cup stars returned early in order to help the squad prepare for tonight's match. "Paul was fantastic. His contribution was wonderful. But very complete performance, he just has to keep going, the mentality was very good, the tactical discipline was very good too and he had the power to move forward and score an important goal for us". He said: "I have my players, I like my players, I like to work with my players". We were in trouble.

Interest in Barcelona defender Yerry Mina was tempered by prohibitive agent demands, with the Colombian worldwide instead heading to Everton. I was among the names as well.

It's clear that Mourinho and Pogba don't always have the best relationship but the French midfielder is a huge talent and someone who could play a key part in bringing trophies back to Old Trafford.

'I won't be full with a World Cup.

Boateng trained with Bayern Munich on Thursday, with Paris Saint-Germain now touted as the front-runners for his signature - a deal that can, of course, be done later in the month after the Premier League bows out of the market as a buying power.

Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro (US$92 million) swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday to replace Belgian worldwide Thibaut Courtois, who has joined European champion Real Madrid.