Deadline day round-up: Kovacic in at Chelsea, all quiet at Manchester United

Alexis Sánchez had a slow start to his Manchester United career

Alexis Sánchez had a slow start to his Manchester United career

According to reports in France, Paul Pogba has decided against a move to Barcelona and wants to help Manchester United have a successful campaign this season.

Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng, Yerry Mina, Diego Godin and Raphael Varane were all linked, but no deals materialised in the window.

Here are three winners and three losers from Friday night's Premier League opener.

While United and other Premier League teams in England will not be able to bring in players after August 9, they can still sell players to other teams around Europe until August 31.

"I don't think I was playing as well as I could with my attacking capabilities last season, and that's what I'm known for".

The ongoing Paul Pogba transfer saga at Manchester United shows no sign of ending with Thursday's 5pm deadline.

"A match where I needed six changes, not three".

The manager pointed to those players who, alongside Pogba, had little training due to post-World Cup breaks.

The midfielder featured in two of United's friendlies but Mourinho insists that he didn't have a pre-season and must therefore start in the same position as the players who have just returned from extended holidays after the World Cup.

"We don't have a penalty-taker, it's how we feel, and I chose to take it", Pogba told Sky Sports. The style of play under Mourinho has not been easy to watch but he'll always say I don't care what style but we finished second in the league.

The path to the three points began with a Paul Pogba penalty kick just two minutes in after a hand ball, and the World Cup victor with France made no mistake, finishing calmly into the far post.

Scholes said the club has undoubtedly brought in talented managers, but they still lack the edge when it matters the most.

"We play against a team that invest more than us".

According to the Daily Mirror, United chiefs have told Mourinho that the club needs to be more like their neighbours - both on and off the pitch. "I am happy with the performance to make this game in this condition, it's encouraging for the future".

"But you don't win anything with second and with Liverpool and Man City looking stronger than ever, I worry for them", he said.

However, he can still rely on one of the world's best goalkeepers as David de Gea put his poor World Cup showing behind him with a fine save to prevent Maddison levelling.

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