Pogba gives scathing assessment of Mourinho’s management

Paul Pogba has given a damning insight into Jose Mourinho‘s man-management style whilst in charge of Manchester United, accusing him of going against United players.

The comments were made as part of an interview with Sky Sports, in which Pogba also spoke about the breakdown of his own relationship with the Portuguese boss – now manager of Tottenham.

The Frenchman was a regular fixture in the United midfield in the two seasons after rejoining the club from Juventus in 2016.

In his and Mourinho’s first campaign, United won the Europa League and League Cup.

The following season, they would go on to finish second in the Premier League. Pogba produced one of the highlights of the campaign in scoring twice during a 3-2 victory at rivals Manchester City.

He then took over the captaincy at the start of the 2018/19 season, scoring a penalty in United’s 2-1 opening day victory over Leicester.

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But Pogba and Mourinho’s relationship quickly broke down. The midfielder was stripped of the captaincy, and then had an infamous training ground exchange with his manager.

Now, Pogba has given his view on Mourinho’s management style, and spoke of one key difference between the Portuguese boss and current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He explained: “Both [of them] want to win.

“What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players. He wouldn’t go against the players.

“Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore.

“That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole.

“Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that, and the next day you don’t know what happened.

“That’s the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because I don’t know. So, yeah.”

Pogba responds to Mourinho press conference comments

The current and former United managers were involved in a row on Sunday after the Red Devils defeated Spurs 3-1.

The Red Devils were enraged about the decision of VAR to rule out Edinson Cavani’s goal for a foul by Scott McTominay.

McTominay caught Heung-Min Son in the face with his hand, which resulted in the South Korean going down and requiring treatment.

Solskjaer criticised Son after the game, and said if his son “stays down like this for three minutes…and he needs 10 mates to help him up, he won’t get any food.”

Mourinho reacted strongly to those comments following the game.

When asked about the incident, Pogba replied: “I don’t know what happened, I’m sure Mourinho said something that would make people speak, that’s what he does.

“We got the result we wanted, Ole knows it and we enjoyed that moment because we know Mourinho and we know what he likes.

“We don’t need this [war of words], we just focus on us.

He added: “We won the game, he lost the game and he doesn’t want to speak about the game, he wants to speak about the dad of someone, that’s what he does.

“Everybody knows him, it’s very Mourinho.”

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