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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.

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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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