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Mourinho: Why I Took Pogba Off Again

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has explained why he once again substituted midfielder Paul Pogba following the Red Devils' shock loss to Newcastle United on Sunday.

Click through the gallery above to see pictures from United's 1-0 loss to Newcastle!

Talks of a possible fallout between Mourinho and Pogba began when the manager took the Frenchman off in their 2-0 away defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League two weeks ago.

Mourinho then dropped the former Juventus man for United's 2-0 win over Huddersfield last week, but went with him from the start against Rafael Benitez's Newcastle on Sunday afternoon. 

After going 1-0 down in the second half, the Portuguese manager replaced the 24-year-old with Michael Carrick, saying he wanted the Englishman's "simplicity" in midfield.

"No, no problems," Mourinho said, according to Sky Sports.

"I wanted a better way (in midfield) against a side that was defending in a block.

"I wanted the simplicity of Michael Carrick and I wanted Alexis closer to Lukaku where he could be like a second striker."

Mourinho Clarifies Pogba's Role

United are now 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City, and are just two points ahead of third-placed Liverpool.

Do you think United need to make improvements to their side in the next transfer window? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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