Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester


Richarlison's was not the first transfer fee paid by Everton that caused some consternation, but Marco Silva has urged for patience. The France World Cup victor did captain United on Friday and netted a penalty in the 2-1 victory over Leicester.

It was hardly surprising.

Mourinho, who will be without the likes of Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo on Friday, once again bemoaned the lack of preparation time for the start of the season, with many of his players having just returned to training after taking time off following the World Cup.

Another member of the England side that reached the semifinals in Russian Federation stepped up for Tottenham on Saturday as Kane's barren run continued.

After the game, Mourinho, missing several midfield options due to injury, praised Pogba for his willingness to start the game after only recently returning from his post-World Cup break.

Manager Rafa Benitez has been unhappy there were only four off-season arrivals, with outgoings ensuring a transfer profit of around $35 million.

In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than £1.2 billion, there was one anomaly by the close of business on Thursday: For the first time since the summer transfer window was introduced 15 years ago, one team spent nothing: Tottenham Hotspur.

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Surprisingly, newly-promoted Fulham was third on the highest spenders' list with 105.3 million euros spent on seven players.

"Of course it makes me proud, it makes me happy to wear this (armband) at a big club like Manchester United", said Pogba. American owner Shahid Khan has funded the recruitment of 12 players for the west London club.

However, Chelsea was dealt a huge blow when the striker chose to join AC Milan in a loan move that also involved Italian defender, Leonardo Bonnucci moving to Turin as part of the deal and that was how Chelsea failed to land one of Europe's most prolific strikers in Serie.

It took technology to determine that Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen's header crossed the line at Newcastle.

However, Emery is adamant that the aggressive style of play he will bring to the club will be the deciding factor this season.

The Reds ended up in fourth place in the table last season and as runners-up in the Champions League after they were beaten by Real Madrid in the final.

New boss Maurizio Sarri was drafted in as Conte's replacement and after suffering defeat in last weekend's Community Shield, he oversaw a comfortable 3-0 win away to Huddersfield in his Premier League debut yesterday.