Gary Neville reacts to Paul Pogba's 'weird' penalty

The two United teammates both wanted to take the penalty

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 10, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

The France star was named skipper for his side's 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Friday and delivered a commanding performance, which included a goal from the penalty spot.

Luke Shaw sealed the points seven minutes from time before Jamie Vardy headed home a consolation for the visitors.

The path to the three points began with a Paul Pogba penalty kick just two minutes in after a hand ball, and the World Cup victor with France made no mistake, finishing calmly into the far post.

"Of course, we have second or third choice in case he is not confident or some reason doesn't want to take it but he was ready and of course he trained lots of penalties during the World Cup because it's something in a competition like that every player trains a lot and he was vert confident".

"Last season's 81 points will take some beating, but if Jose Mourinho gets the best out of Paul Pogba, you can't take them lightly".

That would have frustrated Mourinho greatly, who will now have to wait just under five months to have the opportunity to add to his squad again.

"For my career so far, it's probably the best feeling I've had".

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The 22-year-old attacker is among those to have been available for the Red Devils throughout the summer having missed the World Cup.

"We changed Daley Blind [returned to Ajax] for a 19-year-old kid [Dalot] that we believe has the potential to play right-back or left-back". I was meant to come inside and I managed to get in front of him [his marker] and put it in.

Mourinho was particularly annoyed to miss out on a series of centre-back targets, including Leicester's Harry Maguire who shone for England in Russian Federation.

"There was no question that United would let Pogba go to Barcelona, I'm not sure they could afford him anyway".

"But I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League, with the market closed, I find myself in a situation that I thought I was not going to be in, but I think it's the last time I speak about it".

Demarai Gray clipped in a smart ball that Kelechi Iheanacho followed with a strike just across the face of goal, before a fierce Maddison shot was denied by De Gea.

The United manager claimed during the tour of the USA that Pogba's form had improved during the World Cup because he was free from distractions and fully focused on football.

Vardy almost made a vital contribution as provider when he outmuscled Shaw and picked out Gray in the middle who was denied by another fine save by De Gea.

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