Pogba was a moster: Mourinho

Football News: Last night the world cup winner scored a goal from the spot kick and controls the pace of the game from the middle of the park.

Pogba shines on the first game of the season.

The special one accolades about the 25 year old midfielder after his strong performance in the opening game of the season against Leicester City just four days after returning to training.

On this Monday he returned into training and this season he didn’t feature into any pre season friendly match but still he featured into their first premier league match against the Foxes where they won the match by 2-1 goals.

He captained the Red Devils last night and he impressed everyone and control the game from the heart of the pitch for United but because of his lack of pre season game he sustained for 80 minutes in the pitch and Mourinho focused about his on the post match conference.

The Special one voiced: "Of course the boys with the proper pre-seasons, they were in much better condition,"

"[Luke] Shaw, Andreas Pereira, [Eric] Bailly, [Matteo] Darmian, they were comfortable to play 90 mins. The others were fantastic.

"[Marcus] Rashford was in trouble, but he played. Pogba was a monster. We thought [he could play a] maximum 60 minutes, but he managed 80.

"Then Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini were available to try to help the team. I was fantastic spirit, and there were periods of very good football.

"In the periods Leicester were stronger we played as a team and coped well."

Few fans were surprised to see Pogba in so early action for United but Mourinho insists that it was not a difficult decision for him to put him in the squad after world cup break.

He added: "[It] was not hard,"

"The decision belonged to him, because Andreas Pereira comes from Valencia bench as a winger to play number six; Fred had 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 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."