For us it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought.
After an unusual stuttering run-up that briefly gave way to jogging on the spot, Pogba rifled home the first goal from a third-minute penalty after Daniel Amartey had handled a shot from Alexis Sanchez.
Mourinho cut a gloomy figure throughout pre-season, seemingly frustrated by the club's failure - or disinclination - to secure more of his summer transfer targets.
All does not appear well behind the scenes, despite Mourinho saying on the eve of the Leicester match that when the media "repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie that (is) repeated 1,000 times". "We have Paul with nine days training, Rashford with 11 days training, Fellaini with nine days training and of course we will be in a better condition, I don't remember in my career to be so much in trouble to make changes, because I want to make five or six [substitutions] and I have only three".More news: Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration has been deferred
"I think he's been telling people he's done a fabulous job finishing second". It depends on the music, but words for me don't come easy. I needed more changes, but I couldn't so it was not easy to manage the game from the touchline point of view. Let's play football and by the end of November or December, you don't need words. That's why you come to stadiums like this, to teams like this, to help the team and score goals like that.
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.
Misgivings over Jerome Boateng's fitness and Bayern Munich's reluctance to do a loan deal ruled that option out, while Atletico Madrid were contacted about Diego Godin but it quickly became evident that the move was a no-go.More news: Gal Gadot races into the cast of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
Their first thought when they got the ball was always to get it forward and they were trying to get their wide players high up the pitch, which is the United way.
"We know the players, and myself as well, didn't have a lot of training and we played a game".
But this is the last time I speak about it.More news: Sports Direct buys House of Fraser out of administration