Pogba captains Man Utd for Premier League opener

Toby Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld

Jose Mourinho has not had the best of times at Manchester United this pre-season.

"They've not done anything", he told Sky Sports.

Mourinho, ahead of tonight's season kickoff against Leicester City, said: "Paul arrived back on Monday - happy, proud, with a desire to work".

Matteo Darmian tested Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel at the near post early into a second half that United started with bundles of possession, but few clear-cut chances. The boss explained that the midfielder is one of several players he will hold talks with to determine if they're able to contribute to the cause in Friday's opening game.

Rain wipes out day one of second Test between England and India
And welcome to coverage of day two of the second Test at Lord's after Thursday's dreich and frustrating ordeal. Hosts England lead the five-match series after their 31-run victory in the gripping first Test at Birmingham.

While Liverpool have spent heavily in the transfer market, the Red Devils have only added Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant to their ranks. Man. United 2, Leicester City 0.

The 55-year-old had expected at least two more signings and is desperate to sign a new centre-back with Toby Alderweireld heavily touted.

United insist Pogba is not for sale, just 48 hours before Jose Mourinho's side kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Leicester, less than 24 hours left to England's end of summer transfers at 5pm on Thursday. "I'd prefer to have them even if they are not top, top, top (in terms of fitness)".

There was no question of Pogba being allowed to leave and there remains great support for Anthony Martial at the club, with every inquiry about him over the summer being met with a firm refusal.

Ben Stokes 'was main aggressor in nightclub fight'
The 27-year-old is accused of later punching Ryan Hale, 27, to the ground, before allegedly knocking out Ryan Ali, 28. Mr Spure said Ali "seemed to be trying to back away or get away from the situation" before he was punched by Stokes.

"He had the first three or four days of training and first couple of matches where he played 40 or 50 minutes".

"There are some positives, and I am expecting a big season from Paul Pogba after his World Cup, but I definitely think they need another striker as back-up to Romelu Lukaku - someone in a similar mould to the Belgian".

"It is hard for me to understand, we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game". "When you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie, repeated 1,000 times".

USA sets date for additional China tariffs
July 10: TheUS releases an initial listof an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that could be subject to a 10% tariff. April 4: China rolls out a listof more than 100 USA goods worth roughly $50 billion that are subject to retaliatory tariffs.

Recommended News

  • Melania Trump’s parents become U.S.  citizens, using 'chain migration' Trump hates

    Melania Trump’s parents become U.S. citizens, using 'chain migration' Trump hates

    Under the law, permanent residents must live in the country for at least five years before applying for citizenship. Melania grew up in a two bedroom apartment in Sevnica, a small city formerly under communist control.

    Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Both Gates and Manafort were indicted last October by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S. Walter Mack, Brown's lawyer, declined comment. "In reality, it was basically money moving between accounts", Gates said.
    Paul Pogba wants out of Manchester United as deadline day drama looms

    Paul Pogba wants out of Manchester United as deadline day drama looms

    Links to World Cup star Harry Maguire persist but Leicester's reluctance to sell is clear with the deadline looming large. Manchester United have rejected two players-plus-cash offer from Barcelona for Paul Pogba .
  • Man United vs Leicester City, Premier League

    Man United vs Leicester City, Premier League

    A new season begins tomorrow with Manchester United looking to catch up to neighbours City. Sport looks at five things to look out for in the Premier League this season.
    West Nile found in Brattleboro

    West Nile found in Brattleboro

    Eighty percent of people infected with the virus have no symptoms, while 20 percent report a flu-like state. The West Nile virus was detected in 17 zip codes, according to most recent data.
    Steven Seagal, actor, appointed Russian envoy to United States

    Steven Seagal, actor, appointed Russian envoy to United States

    Action hero Steven Seagal has been appointed by Russian Federation as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the US. It is unclear how Seagal who was given Russian citizenship in 2016 will go about accomplishing that goal.
  • Tottenham boss Pochettino happy to keep Alderweireld

    Tottenham boss Pochettino happy to keep Alderweireld

    Asked why the club have struggled to recruit players this summer, Pochettino replied: "The market was insane ". It's so clear what's going on at the club in the past and present and how we are going to move in the future.

    Twitter Reacts to New Oscars Popular Film Category: ‘This Is So Lazy’

    Warren Beatty's old! Well , the Academy plans to remedy that, and to paraphrase Bobby D's Oscar-winning song, things will change. We have heard from many of you about improvements needed to keep the Oscars and our Academy relevant in a changing world.
    China plans tariffs after latest United States  trade threat

    China plans tariffs after latest United States trade threat

    Mid-July, Trump threatened $500 billion in tariffs on China imports, escalating his prior threat to impose $200 billion on China. These represent not only the source of industries of the future, but threaten a quantum leap in China military capabilities.
  • Inter Milan strike personal terms with Real Madrid midfielder Modric

    Inter Milan strike personal terms with Real Madrid midfielder Modric

    However, newly-appointed Madrid boss Lopetegui has echoed the words of Perez and dismissed any talk of losing Modric. "I believe that Modric and Kovacic are going to be very happy to play at Real Madrid ".
    California asks Trump for wildfire aid

    California asks Trump for wildfire aid

    The fire burned slowly for days before winds suddenly whipped it up last week and drove it furiously through brush and timber. It has so far killed a firefighter, bulldozer operator, and a grandmother with her two grandchildren, and two others.
    Iran: Clashes Between Police, Demonstrators on Third Day of Protests

    Iran: Clashes Between Police, Demonstrators on Third Day of Protests

    Protests broke out on Sunday for a sixth night in Iranian cities, including Kazeroon in the south, according to social media. They will be entered within 180 days and will affect, in particular, trade, oil and banking sectors Iran.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.