A winning start for Manchester United but there's trouble in store

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Paul Pogba insists he can be a leader at Manchester United even after he hands back the captain's armband to Antonio Valencia.

This was the case last night, although Manchester United pushed those nerves aside, as Paul Pogba fired home from the spot early on.

Amid rumors that he will sign for Barcelona this summer or in an upcoming transfer window (remember, the transfer window in Spain is open for a few more weeks), Manchester United star Paul Pogba has given a cryptic response regarding his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.

The 25-year-old - who scored a superb goal in France's 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final - was credited with a "monster performance" by Mourinho in United's opening 2-1 Premier League win over Leicester City on Friday.

However, a post on Pogba's Instagram account shortly after the game fuelled continuing speculation that he is still far from settled at Old Trafford.

'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.

"There are things I can say and there are things that I cannot say, otherwise I will get fined", he told reporters when asked if he felt comfortable at the club.

"So, obviously it's easier for a player to be on the same page with all the group - the manager was inside, the physio, the kitman, we were all a group in the team".

"It will be a hard season for everybody, not just for us", the 55-year-old said. "We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title".

And in what looked like another dig at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, the 55-year-old suggested he is no longer United manager but "head coach".

"I always love this club".

"I am surprised by what Pogba has said, because it's pretty bold, I think it shows his confidence".

"We played well in periods against a good team that invest more than us". For me, it was a dream come true. "I try to do my best to help him and all of his family that have arrived". 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.