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