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Jose Mourinho says he should be described as Manchester United's "head coach" rather than manager, his discontent with his club's transfer business still obvious after victory over Leicester.

After an incredible World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, which saw France win a second Jules Rimmet crown, as well as England reaching the semi-final, domestic football has returned.

Some of his touches and passes were irresistibly good - and his statistics for the game further underline what was a very complete performance from United's No.6.

"That is the most important thing because we do have a lot of quality in our team".

He really had only three days of pre-season but there he was reporting for duty, eager to help, impressing José Mourinho with his desire at Carrington, as well as the leadership that he...

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The Premier League season kicks off tonight when United host Leicester City and all eyes will be on Mourinho.

"I think it's a good move", Neville said on Sky Sports about the captaincy.

He wanted many more, as he pointed out numerous times on United's preseason tour, but as deadline day rumbled on there was still no news.

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 expect a better United than last season". Forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirts, every team is a good team and every match is hard'.

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Barcelona have until 31 August to buy players, but understand that, with the Premier League transfer window now closed, they will probably need to wait longer to try to negotiate for Pogba.

"Pogba was a monster", said Mourinho.

Up to six players, including former United star Johnny Evans, are facing injury issues while a late call is expected to be made on Jamie Vardy and United-target Harry Maguire.

"The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams, or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody", said Mourinho.

"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".

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