Jose Mourinho offered his perception of his changing role as a ‘head coach’ and admits Manchester United will face many more tough tests against sides with similar quality.
The Red Devils won 2-1 against Leicester who invested more money in the transfer market this summer than their hosts at Old Trafford.
Mourinho gave a firm hint that three points did not fully assuage his feelings about United’s modest transfer activity.
Midfielder Fred arrived for big money but he was the only major new signing as Mourinho’s appeals for fresh defensive blood went unheeded.
That led to a pointed tip of the hat towards Leicester’s summer business – which exceeded that of the Red Devils.
“We played well in periods against a good team that invest more than us. We must get used to teams who have players of the same quality that we have,” he said.
“Every team is a good team, forget the name, forget the history, forget the shirt.
“I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in. It’s the last time I speak about it. It’s over, the market is closed.
“That’s football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches. We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title.”