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Mourinho Reveals Why He Benched Pogba

Jose Mourinho Reveals Why He Benched Paul Pogba

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 05, 2018 11:27 AM @KurtLaduma

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained why he dropped Paul Pogba for the Red Devils' match on the weekend.

Click through the gallery to see Pogba's involvement in Saturday's match!

Many United supporters were surprised to see their team line up without the Frenchman for their match against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Pogba was taken off in the Red Devils' 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur the previous weekend, following an incident during which he and Mourinho seemed to argue on the touchline.

The Portuguese has, however, insisted that leaving the 24-year-old on the sidelines for the clash against Huddersfield was not punishment.

"I change a few players and the intention was not to punish anyone," he said, according to the Daily Express.

"I made a few changes thinking about the characteristics of this game and I think this kid (McTominay) has a great desire to recover the ball when the team is not in possession.

"You don't have space, you have to open spaces by playing simple, so was a decision to play the kid, but Paul came on very, very well with a great attitude."

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Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez helped United secure a 2-0 win over the Terriers at Old Trafford, which saw them retain second spot in the Premier League.

Do you agree with Mourinho's decision to drop Pogba? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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