A day after Woodward failed to deliver the centre back that the manager desperately wanted, Mourinho laid bare his frustrations with United's executive vice-chairman, claiming that teams will no longer fear playing them if they do not spend more.
"You can't sort of fall back and think "I'm changing my mind" - you've gone too far".
"I think it's a trust thing", he said on Sky Sports.
Although some were surprised to see Pogba in action again so soon after his post-World Cup break, Mourinho insisted it was not a hard decision to play him because Pogba said he was ready. The Foxes spent the summer upgrading their defense, signing Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira to shore up a defense that allowed 60 goals last season, the fifth most in the Premier League.
"I enjoy the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years".
"We played against a team that invest more than us".
"Fred is a very good player, he will help us".
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'But he was ready and practised lots of penalties during the World Cup'.
'Of course, we have second or third choice in case he is not confident or for some reason doesn't want to take it.
It took Pogba just two minutes to make his mark as he put United 1-0 ahead with a perfectly placed penalty past Kasper Schmeichel.
That's not surprising, because I know from experience that everyone is a bit rusty for the first game back. "Even tonight, I know I can be better and that is what I want to keep showing the manager".
Alderweireld was linked with a move to Manchester United throughout the transfer window.
He lasted 84 minutes before being replaced by Marouane Fellaini, with Mourinho describing his captain as a "monster".
"He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and he's one of the players that I have to speak to see how physically and mentally he feels". I am happy with all the players at the moment'. Just a few days ago FC Barcelona offered Man United more than € 100 million to pry him away from Old Trafford. I am looking forward to seeing how their season progresses from here.