Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

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"We thought maximum [he would play] 60 minutes, but he managed more than 80".

Reports coming out of England suggest that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is already working on ways to bolster his squad in January, and could bring in three players, among them a former Old Trafford superstar.

"What do you mean being the real Pogba?"

United went on to win 2-1, with Pogba, fresh from a World Cup-winning campaign that he was lauded for, scoring the opener.

Asked about the differences between playing for France and playing for United, Pogba said: "I am the same, but it's a different team, obviously. There are things I can not say otherwise I will get fined." he said via BBC.

One the surface of things, it would appear that Jose Mourinho has put all of his eggs in a Paul Pogba shaped basket.

For France, Pogba was paired with N'Golo Kante in midfield and the Chelsea man's aggression and energy allowed Pogba to express himself on the ball.

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So how would Man United line up if Mourinho had landed the players he desired? It was stodgy and a tedious watch at times . We knew it was going to be hard because some of us, including myself, didn't have any pre-season games .

United didn't sign a single player in the summer transfer window after July 3rd, and Mourinho spent a good chunk of the preseason complaining about not getting the support he desires in the transfer market.

The mercurial Frenchman started in Manchester United's opening day win against Leicester, captaining the side in the absence of Antonio Valencia.

"All the way throughout pre-season it's been negative, negative, negative", he said. I think about my team and preparing for the next match.

"On starting Pogba against Leicester despite the midfielder only returning to Manchester last week, Mourinho added: "[It] was not hard.

The 25-year-old has grown unhappy with life at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail, and now wants to move to Spain to play for La Liga giants Barca.

"It is better you ask about the topic of players to [Barca technical director Eric] Abidal, [assistant technical director Ramon] Planes or [sporting manager] Pep Segura".

"He knows this season that they're not going to touch Liverpool or Manchester City".

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