Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Manchester United need a striker not a centre-half, says Paul Ince

Manchester United need a striker not a centre-half, says Paul Ince

As the Premier League returns, Leeds and Ireland legend John Giles was back with us as always on a Thursday.

It is understood United officials have grown increasingly tired and suspicious of Pogba's high-profile agent Mino Raiola, whom they blame for stories that his client would prefer to play for Barcelona.

But Mourinho insists that while he will talk to Pogba before deciding when exactly to re-introduce him to competitive first team action, he has been happy with his attitude and first few days back in training in Manchester.

The Daily Mail says he kept his cool in front of the media ahead of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester, but privately he was said to be angry and frustrated.

Speaking of United it's been interesting to watch Jose Mourinho warming up for his usual third season melt down, which is due at Old Trafford this season, as he's started picking his fights in pre-season.

"They returned on Monday, they trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", he added.

"If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes half an hour".

"I want to say a nice word, we were unlucky to get the Friday match as we could get the Sunday", he bemoaned at opening the campaign. We have to try the best with every player'.

Ed Woodward has also been thrust into the limelight with Mourinho moaning at the lack of signings this transfer window.

"My view is that it is hard for me to believe that we finished second", he said. "The list that I gave you before of the injured players is an important list and after training I will speak with that group of players because everyone is different physically and mentally".

"One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of the people is that it's true but it's still a lie".

If he remains at Old Trafford beyond the 31 August European transfer deadline how do the club, and Mourinho, manage the World Cup-winning star?

And the wait is finally over, as the Premier League is back tonight.

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