I am looking forward to seeing how their season progresses from here.
However, the 20-time English champions have been limited to three additions in the summer transfer window to leave Jose Mourinho in a foul mood ahead of the new season. Alexis Sanchez was desperate to take the spot-kick but captain Paul Pogba eventually slotted away in the third minute after the longest run up in history.
Pogba's penalty two minutes was, what I guess you can say, weird?
"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. We have big multi-functional coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager".
Things were a lot more even for the rest of the match but I also think Mourinho will be happy with the way his side managed the game when Leicester were posing a threat.
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The crowd went wild as players surrounded the World Cup victor, but one fan, who was named after the great George Best was celebrating more than most. They 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.
The Portuguese manager was pointedly critical of his star player following the World Cup, essentially challenging him to replicate his World Cup form at the club level.
'When he started, I don't know what he was doing actually, just moving up towards the ball, you thought, "Oh no, start running quickly, you're not going to get enough power in it",' the United legend said on Sky Sports.
Having failed to land the new centre-back that he craved, Mourinho says that he is now in a hard position. It's the same. To know how they feel physically, mentally - to try to give us a help [from the start of the season].
Pogba's early penalty was followed by Luke Shaw - a player who had endured a testy relationship with Mourinho - scoring his first goal for the club, meaning Jamie Vardy's stoppage-time effort was little more than a consolation.