1. All right on the night for Mourinho
There are few better ways to dissolve a month of negativity than a goal after three minutes and a win to start your season.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United got both in their opener against Leicester at Old Trafford and, for a week at least, the storm clouds around Old Trafford will lift.
It has been a tough preseason — Mourinho’s words — and he has predicted a “difficult” campaign for his team after the transfer deadline came and went on Thursday with no new arrivals to add to Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.
But for the 90 minutes, the 74,439 fans inside the stadium were reminded that this is still a very good squad.
Captain for the night Paul Pogba, back at the club as a World Cup winner, scored an early penalty after Daniel Amartey handled a shot from Alexis Sanchez — another standout player in this team — after just 77 seconds.