"Having the armband, it's not like "oh, I will show that I am a real captain and have to do extra work".
"I have the foundations to do that here with the manager and my team-mates at Manchester United. I doubt he'll be going anywhere this season".
"I know that Paul doesn't resist for 90, the same with Fred".
And there were plenty of jokes and memes flying about on social media soon after the ball hit the back of the net.
I am the same, it's the same Paul Pogba.
Pogba eventually dispatched the spot kick in the opening minutes of United's Premier League clash with Leicester but teammate Alexis Sanchez clearly felt like he should have been given the opportunity.
"You have to know one thing: a player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he's not happy". I was thinking, "How do you get the power into it?" Daniel Amartey handled in the box and a penalty was given. "Maybe on the next game I leave it to Alexis", said Pogba.
It was a dream start for Jose Mourinho's side.
"We played against a team that invest more than us. But very complete performance, he just has to keep going, the mentality was very good, the tactical discipline was very good too and he had the power to move forward and score an important goal for us".
We should start the Premier League with a win and we did today.
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. I know it's a great cup, it will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies.
The Premier League transfer window may be over but there's still three weeks left of excitement/irritation/hopelessness across Europe.
This could hint that Shaw will play a big part in this season, and if the backing from his once worst enemy continues, then who's to say he won't have a massive season? We thought [he could play a] maximum 60 minutes, but he managed 80.
"Paul was fantastic, his contribution was unbelievable but the fuel was disappearing. We were in trouble", added Mourinho. I always love the club.
Vardy pulled a goal back for Leicester in stoppage time to give them some reward for a good performance against last season's runners-up.
After a summer spent continually lamenting his lot at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho was relatively chipper in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.
"Of course, it will be a hard season for everybody".