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‘Mourinho Dropping Pogba Was Smart’

‘Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho Dropping Paul Pogba Was Smart’

By David Kappel - Mar 08, 2018 02:00 PM @kappilinho

Reports suggested that Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba had a fall-out after the Portuguese dropped the club’s record signing recently, but a former Manchester United defender now explained why the coach's decision was smart. 

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Pogba was substituted early in the defeats against Tottenham and Newcastle and started the recent games against Huddersfield and Sevilla on the bench.

While reports suggested Mourinho and Pogba had clashed, the United manager insisted that there was no problem between himself and the player, and his decision was based purely on the Frenchman’s dip in form.

Mourinho now received backing by former Red Devils’ defender Mikael Silvestre, who insisted the Portuguese handled the situation very well.

"Because of the transfer price tag and where he's been before, coming from Juve, we've expected him to be the talisman, to be 'Mr 100 Per Cent', to be fit all the time and to win games for United," he told Sports Tonight on Dubai Eye 103.8.

"On some occasions, he's failed, he's failed (to meet) the expectations. That's why there's a question mark and that's why he was put aside by Jose Mourinho. I think that was very smart from Jose, especially the way he's handled it.

"You know it's clear that Paul hasn't played well for us and that's why he's not starting the games and that's the end of story. At least everybody knows the reason why it's clear.

"There is no misunderstanding, there is no 'maybe Pogba is finished with United', that wasn't the case. He was just not performing at the level everybody is expecting."

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Pogba has since started United’s last two games, a 2-1 over Chelsea and their latest 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace. Overall, he has made 26 appearances this season, scoring three goals and assisting in another 10.

Do you think Mourinho will be able to get the best out of Pogba? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC Mar 09, 2018 08:03 PM
Things started to happen when he brings in Mata
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MSANDROTIC Mar 09, 2018 08:02 PM
I can't complain about Pogba. The problem is the combination he use is not good, on this previous game when they were two nil down, their combination was not right the players need to understand and know each other well in field
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MSANDROTIC Mar 09, 2018 07:56 PM
That's your opinion Legend, may you try and find out the truth and let us know about it not your opinion okay
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Matwalicosi Mar 09, 2018 10:23 AM
@nazzi the second , You should watch them and you will see what he is all about. Pogba's perfomance has been below par like he has no interest, no fighting spirit, loose ball often. I think his attitude is not right, he is more of himself that team guy and m also with morinho in this one the dropping was justified. He is a good player but the perfomance was poor..
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nazzi the second Mar 08, 2018 04:55 PM
i hadly watch man u, but i picked up that this guy is either not a fan of pogba or just a mou fan

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