Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes that the club is in for a “difficult” season despite starting it off with a 2-1 victory over Leicester at Old Trafford.
“I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League with the market closed in the situation I thought I was not going to be in,” Mourinho stated, according to Sky Sports. “For us, it will be a difficult season because I had my plans for many months.
“That’s football management. I think football is changing. Football managers should be called now more head coaches.
“We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager. That is the way I think football is going.
“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. Or you believe in the pundits and go with what they say.
“We play against a team that invest more than us. They [Leicester] spent more money than us, so in the Premier League we must get used to teams with players of the same quality that we have.
“Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is difficult.”
Paul Pgba continued the strong play he demonstrated during the World Cup, leading the Manchester United attack.
“Pogba was a monster,” Mourinho said. “Paul was fantastic. His contribution was amazing. We thought a maximum 60 minutes but he managed 80.”
“It was not hard [to pick him], the decision belonged to him because Andreas Pereira comes from the Valencia bench as a winger to play No. 6, Fred, 10 days training, Ukrainian league, comes direct to Old Trafford, Ander Herrera injured.
“I had only two options, Scott [McTominay] or Paul, but if I play Scott I play two two kids and a new player, so I asked Paul and he put himself available for the team and he was very, very good for us.”