Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho aimed a dig at Premier League chief Richard Scudamore after his side’s 2-1 win over Leicester.
Paul Pogba scored from the spot inside the first five minutes and Luke Shaw added a second late on for United with his first ever senior goal.
However, Jamie Vardy’s goal in added time ensured a nervy last few minutes for Mourinho’s men after an overall unconvincing performance.
The Portuguese was in a typically irritant mood, and wasted no time in firing shots at Scudamore over the Premier League schedule.
“Mr Scudamore must be happy, it’s a good way to start the Premier League,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“A good match. A match where I needed six changes not three. I want to play Martial but I can’t, Paul Pogba can’t play 90, Fred the same. I need more changes.
“It was not easy to manage the game from the touchline. But I told the players we had good periods, lots of glimpses of the type of football we wanted to play. Leicester were strong in periods but we coped with that as a team.
“The team played as a team. In the second half I had Andreas Pereira and Fred with a yellow card, Paul was fantastic his contributionm was amazing but the fuel was disapperaring. We were in trouble.
“Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn’t make that change. The players gave everything, they gave what they had. Everybody did that.”