The future of Manchester United and French worldwide midfielder Paul Pogba at Old Trafford remains a mystery as the transfer window slowly begins to close as conflicting reports continue to surface. The World Cup-winning midfielder reportedly informed the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward via text that he intends to leave the club following a rejected approach from Barcelona.
But RMC says Pogba has now put talk of a move to bed by vowing to stick around in Manchester until the end of the current campaign.
Having returned from France's triumph in Russian Federation last month to intense media speculation about his future under United manager Mourinho, the 25-year-old Pogba was named skipper of a team that included debutant Fred.
"We played well in periods against a good team that invest more than us".
In May, the world-class Spanish goalkeeper won Manchester United's Player of the Year award for the fourth time in five seasons.
Pogba's third-minute spot-kick settled the hosts' nerves as United allayed some of the doom and gloom predicted by Mourinho after failing to land a series of targets before Thursday's transfer deadline.
"A match where I needed six changes, not three".
By contrast, Liverpool is well placed to hit the ground running ahead of Sunday's home opener against West Ham as Virgil van Dijk, Keita and Fabinho were missing from the World Cup, while Mo Salah and Sadio Mane bowed out during the group stage with Egypt and Senegal, respectively.
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Even so, Mourinho has a hard task finding a formation that fits Sanchez, Rashford, Lukaku and Pogba's attacking talents together.
"Even if I forget the goal, it was a complete performance", said Mourinho of the left-back's display. They 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.
"We don't have a penalty taker, it's how we feel and I chose to take it".
"Now that I know my team-mates, I can focus on what I want to win".
I won't be full from a World Cup.
The Daily Telegraph adds that United's board would only sanction the signing of a world-class defender such as Varane, but refused to bring in a "lesser" player, despite Mourinho's demands. Twice he carded players for silly offenses in the second half, after allowing pretty much everything to go in the first, much to the consternation of both Leicester and United players.
"I made a choice to try and finish the game", he said.