Chris Smalling: Manchester United are eyeing Premier League glory this season

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Mino Raiola has sought to get Paul Pogba out of Old Trafford

Chief football writer Daniel Taylor writes: "United's conclusion was that in most cases Mourinho had targeted defenders who were no better than those they already had".

Paul Pogba has been named Manchester United captain for their opening game of the season.

'We have big and multi-functional coaching staff, and I think we are more the head coach than the manager.

"But he's got great experience, he's been at top clubs, he's been in hard positions before, he's in a hard position now I think, but he needs to try to find a way to get out of it".

Martin Fisher: Jose Mourinho rarely smiled last season and his expression hasn't changed after a summer of frustration.

'We have to wait for end of November, beginning of December to understand how things are going and if we can fight for the title. It's something great. To win today was most important.

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The Spaniard said that three Arsenal players may depart during that period: Carl Jenkinson , Joel Campbell and David Ospina . Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Pep was asked what motivates him as the new campaign fast approaches.

He can also be backed at 6/4 not to be in charge for the club's final game of the season, and 10/1 to be the first sacking and United to finish outside of the top-4.

Manchester United started the window showing real intent: the purchase of Brazil midfielder Fred set pulses racing, but the subsequent buys of Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant meant that their business, upon the close of the window, was largely poor.

Brazil global Fred, highly-rated but raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players. Stuff like that - they look up to me.

The Red Devils get the new Premier League season underway against the Foxes.

"He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and he's one of the players that I have to speak to see how physically and mentally he feels". Even like when Michael Carrick came to talk to me and told me he wanted me to wear it because of the story of what I give to the club, to the people, to the fans, to the young players in the Academy.

"I think what Jose Mourinho saw and what all of us saw in the summer was Paul Pogba smashing the middle of the France changing room, calling on the rest of the players, demanding more from them".

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