'So I think in the Premier League we must get used to teams that they have players the same quality that we have.
Many were surprised that Mourinho chose to leave the Manchester United forward on the bench, particularly given he was not at the World Cup in Russian Federation.
"I will have to focus on the players I have and, in relation to this first couple of matches - maybe three matches because after Spurs there is [the global break] and a couple of weeks to recover people and to prepare people - it is better to focus on the players that are available for the first match". "It's what the team lacked - someone who plays 'jogo bonito,' as they say in Brazil".
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'Pogba was a monster, ' Mourinho said after United's record £89million record signing started against Leicester despite just four days training since returning from winning the World Cup in Russian Federation.
Just 26 days after lifting the World Cup with France, the 25-year-old scored an early penalty and dominated the midfield before being replaced after 84 minutes.
"The information I have is no", said Mourinho when asked if he would be adding to his squad. 'The thinking is he is a very good penalty taker and likes the responsibility of it.
Manchester United endured a poor summer this time around. We were in trouble.
But Mourinho must finally get the best from his star midfielder and Alexis Sanchez to avoid his third season in charge turning sour as it did in his second spell at Chelsea and Real Madrid.
"It seems to me the World Cup has had an impact on them". "We will have the same players, the injured players are not going to be back", said Mourinho.