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'Mourinho Only Played Pogba Because Of Injuries'

'Manchester United's Jose Mourinho Only Played Paul Pogba Because Of Injuries'

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 26, 2018 04:13 PM @KurtLaduma

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba have reportedly not been getting on well in recent weeks, and it has now been claimed the Frenchman only started against Chelsea because of injuries to other players.

Mourinho Praises 'Professional' Pogba

After being used as a substitute in the UEFA Champions League last week, the 24-year-old returned to the starting line-up for United's 2-1 Premier League win over the Blues on Sunday.  

However, Graeme Souness, a former EPL player and manager, believes Pogba only started the match due to the likes of Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini being out injured.

"I'm not quite sure what kind of midfield player he is. I think he'd like to be a playmaker," the former Scotland midfielder told Sky Sports.

"Maybe one day that might be his best position but when you've got that much power, energy and athleticism, utilise that.

"Be someone who can get box to box, when the ball goes wide, you're 6ft 4ins, get in the box as no one wants to pick him up.

"Right now, I'm seeing a young man lost in the game. I'm not sure if he knows what he's doing in the game when I watch him.

"(Mourinho is) forced to play him because he's got so many injuries."

'Mourinho Is Doing This To Pogba Because He Likes Him'

Pogba has played 25 games for United so far this season, scoring three goals and assisting a further 10 strikes.

Do you agree with Souness? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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dark.city Joined: 26 Jan 2018
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dark.city Feb 27, 2018 09:55 AM
@Pasodoble Khosi lam, I agree with Graeme here, Paul is not playing because Mou programmed him to play that way, that style. I watched his off the ball movements in many games, he collects the ball too deep and make long dangerous passes which he is good at but too effective with. I watched him play a couple of game at the Old Lady with Pirlo. He was playing as a number 10. infront of Pirlo and Pirlo was playing where Mou is playing him. This frustrates him a lot. I don't know how long it will take Mou to relish him. Khosi, lets go destroy Pie Rats on Saturday. I just wish Ntshangase can come to the party and stop trying too hard to make his passes. He is the one to win this game for us. Him and Parker.
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Pasodoble Joined: 11 Jan 2013
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Pasodoble Feb 27, 2018 07:44 AM
Mourinho is a team manager, Pogba is a player. Pogba needs to put lil effort to improve while playing as ordered by Mou and everyone should just shut up because they are messing Pogba's head.
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andrewlesh@hotmail.com Joined: 19 Dec 2014
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andrewlesh@hotmail.com Feb 26, 2018 08:39 PM
Mou doesn't know how to use that young man. maybe best tactician will do (Pep)
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Danboi79 Joined: 06 Feb 2018
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Danboi79 Feb 26, 2018 05:54 PM
Mou is so stubborn n useless
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kgotso kgatla Joined: 17 May 2011
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kgotso kgatla Feb 26, 2018 04:37 PM
Mind your own business sir leave Mou and pigba alone,mou knows what he is doing

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