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Mourinho: Why I Substituted Pogba Again

Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho: Why I Substituted Paul Pogba Again

By Kurt Buckerfield - Apr 16, 2018 07:34 AM @KurtLaduma

French midfielder Paul Pogba was once again substituted off by manager Jose Mourinho during Manchester United's shock defeat on Sunday, and the Portuguese has since provided some insight into why he made that decision.

Click through the gallery above to see images from United's defeat at the weekend! 

The Red Devils frustrated their supporters at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, when their slow and unthreatening build-up play failed to really trouble West Bromwich Albion's defence.

Fans perhaps expected an easy three points for United, especially following their terrific 3-2 win over Manchester City last week, and given that before Sunday's Premier League encounter, the Baggies had won just once in their past 31 matches.

Pogba, one of United's underwhelming performers on the day, was taken off by Mourinho after 58 minutes, but his boss has since hinted that he did this because the Frenchman had already been booked.

"Paul had a yellow card and Paul's game was complicated, like many others," he explained, according to Eurosport.

This was not the first time Pogba was substituted early by Mourinho this season, although the 25-year-old had completed the 90 minutes in United's previous four league matches.

Just 15 minutes after the midfielder left the field, West Brom's Jay Rodriguez found the breakthrough for his club, much to the dismay of the home crowd.

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United's loss saw Manchester City officially become the champions of England, although there are still five games to be played until the end of the league season.

Do you think United deserved to lose this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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I LOVE PIRATES Man U RM Joined: 03 Jul 2017
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I LOVE PIRATES Man U RM Apr 17, 2018 01:08 AM
Mou must go he kills the team....
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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni Apr 16, 2018 02:54 PM
On and off Man U
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nazzi the second Apr 16, 2018 11:58 AM
pogba used to be in the same bracket as Neymar, now he is just another midfielder, with all the skills that pogba have a good coach could have created a Zidane type of midfielder in pogba
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Nick#10 Apr 16, 2018 11:43 AM
@jakobe how is mou killing da team??at what position were they before he came? Man u are becoming better slowly at a time
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 16, 2018 11:33 AM
Mou's philosophy has passed expired. He is killing all exciting players. Sanchez can't shine. He must resign
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jakobe Joined: 05 Feb 2014
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jakobe Apr 16, 2018 10:24 AM
Pogba is an ordinary player under Mourinho, I don't understand why he has to justify his reason for fielding or not fielding him. Mourinho is slowly but surely killing this team, ManU is a team with big and rich history.
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szmkhwanazi9@gmail.com Apr 16, 2018 08:22 AM
What Mourinho is doing at Man U is killing the club as a whole,all the players there are not happy its high time for him to leave the team.
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pselepe15 Apr 16, 2018 08:00 AM
Ayi this Mourhino guy will destroy united
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 16, 2018 07:55 AM
Mxm Man U is on and off exactly like Chiefs

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