Manchester United wanted to pay £100m plus for Rafael Varane

Emmett Rice
August 11, 2018

In terms of the visitors, the big news is that manager Claude Puel has handed a start to Harry Maguire, despite hinting earlier this week that the Man United target would only be fit enough for a place on the bench.

With United's reported interest in bringing the Brazilian global to Old Trafford, Willian has spoken to reporters about the influence Mourinho has had on his career, admitting the former Chelsea boss is the best manager he has ever worked with.

The only thing missing from Leicester's display was a killer instinct in the final third before Jamie Vardy's second-half introduction, though his stoppage-time effort was too little, too late, as Shaw's first senior goal seven minutes from time proved decisive in the final reckoning. After a summer of warnings from Mourinho, it was all right on the night.

However, Real Madrid have been unwilling to let him leave.

Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot are out through injury tonight, as are Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic. Whatever the reason, the Frenchman took his chance to show that his best performances are not limited to Russian Federation.

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It is the eighth time Pogba has captained United since returning to the club from Juventus in a £89.3 million deal in 2016.

And Pogba had the hosts in front from a penalty kick before three minutes, burying his attempt from the spot after a slow run up following a Daniel Amartey handball in the box. The run-up looked comical but the finish was anything but. At the other end, Pogba played in Alexis Sanchez who squared for Juan Mata, but his effort was deflected wide, via the arm of Wes Morgan, before substitute Vardy pressured Shaw into a mistake and crossed for Iheanacho, but De Gea saved down low. The result? A Manchester United victory. They will live off that 2015-16 season for a lifetime and rightly so. Winning the title isn't the goal, but finishing 17th and avoiding the drop shouldn't be, either.

"Mourinho has all the resources available to him to make this team a winning team again and to start playing better football, but I still think they've got a long way more to go". He looked the part on his Premier League debut.

United's top brass want to follow City by "developing young talents instead of going for big-money older stars" that Mourinho prefers.

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