Jose Mourinho labelled midfielder Paul Pogba a "monster" after the France international captained Manchester United to victory on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Pogba broke the deadlock (first goal of the 2018-19 season) for the Red Devils in the third minute from the penalty spot and Luke Shaw increased the lead before Jamie Vardy scored a consolation goal for the Foxes late on to make it 2-1 on Friday night.
"Pogba was a monster," Mourinho said in his post match press conference as Sky Sports quoted. "We thought maximum [he would play] 60 minutes, but he managed more than 80.
"It was not a hard decision [to start Pogba], the decision was down to him. With Ander Herrera injured, I had only two options, Scott McTominay or Pogba.
"If I played Scott, I would have two kids and a new player [Fred] in midfield. So I asked Paul and he put himself forward for the team and was very, very good for us."