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Mourinho Praises 'Professional' Pogba

Mourinho Praises 'Professional' Pogba

By SL International - Feb 24, 2018 09:00 AM

Despite reports claiming there is a rift between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba, the Manchester United manager has showered praise on the French midfielder.

Read: Pogba Returns As Man Utd Fire Blanks At Sevilla

Pogba did not start against Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League, with Mourinho opting instead to field young Scott McTominay.

However, due to Ander Herrera's early injury, the 24-year-old Pogba was surprisingly introduced and the manager has praised the player's professionalism.

"You saw the game against Sevilla," Mourinho told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.

"It's always more difficult to come on from the bench than to start. When starting, a player has a different kind of preparation, so to be on the bench and come on even without warming up in the 15th or 20th minute is not easy and I think he had a very positive game for us.

"Sometimes players take five minutes to be ready. They don't have shin pads, strapping, they don't have this or that. He took just 10 seconds to be ready, showed professionalism and in spite of being on bench he was ready to play and he did.

"He responded in a very professional way both times he was on the bench. He was on the bench versus Huddersfield in the Premier League and responded in a very professional way and did the same against Sevilla."

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

Do you think Pogba will still play a big role for Man United this season? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Warras4phefeni Feb 26, 2018 11:09 AM
That's my laytie Paul he will dust himself ever.
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MR E Feb 26, 2018 04:10 AM
Pogba is very calm and disciplined

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