Mourinho Hits Out At Man Utd Legend
Jose Mourinho Hits Out At Manchester United Legend
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hit out a Red Devils legend for his criticism of the club's record signing, Paul Pogba.
Former United midfielder Paul Scholes criticised Mourinho's team, most notably Pogba, after their 0-0 draw with Southampton on Saturday.
The Red Devils returned to winning ways on New Year's Day, with the Frenchman playing a starring role, and Mourinho was quick to hit back at the United legend.
"I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is to criticise. I don't think he comments, I think he criticises, which is a different thing," he said in a post-match press conference, according to Sky Sports.
"But not every one of us has to be phenomenal like he was as a player. He was a phenomenal player, that doesn't mean that we all have to be phenomenal.
"Paul (Pogba) tries to do his best all the time. Sometimes he plays very well, sometimes he plays well and sometimes he doesn't play so well. It's not Paul's fault that he made much more money than Paul Scholes. It's not Paul's fault. It's just the way football is.
"But I think Scholes will be in the history like a phenomenal player, not as a pundit, so I prefer to look at him as a phenomenal player who gave so much to the club that I am proud to represent.
"If Paul one day decides to be a manager, I wish that he can be 25% as successful as myself, because 25% of 25 (trophies) is around six. So if he's 25%, he'll be quite happy.
"But in my mind, Paul Scholes was a phenomenal player, one of the best players I have ever seen playing in midfield, and he gave so much to my club that I only can thank him for that because the prestige of this club is based on people like him."
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