Mourinho Names His 10 Best Players In The World
Jose Mourinho Names His 10 Best Players In The World
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has named the 10 players he believes are the best in the world.
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United lost 1-0 to Barca in a friendly on Thursday morning, and Mourinho was full of praise for the Catalan club's superstars afterwards.
The Portuguese tactician believes the likes of Neymar and Lionel Messi are both "one of a kind" players, and named eight others he believes are in the same bracket, including the Red Devils' Paul Pogba.
"With Messi and Neymar, there is only one (of each). There are not two," Mourinho told MUTV.
"Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, there is only one of them. So they can only play for one club and not two.
"We cannot have them. They belong to the clubs. You can be working very hard tactically to improve your team, to improve your players, but some players are special and against that nature there is nothing you can do.
"In the real matches you try to compensate the difference in quality with a certain tactical organisation, and with that you can win. In football, it is possible for a team to be better than the sum of the parts.
"But the parts are amazing. Their relationship with the ball is amazing. You can argue about the occupation of space, tactics and compact blocks, but the player's relationship with the ball is still the most important thing.
"Even as an opponent on the bench like I am, it is beautiful to see the guys' relationship with the ball.
"Today, one of my players, Paul Pogba, showed the level. He showed that he belongs at that level."
Pogba was one United’s best players in theirr friendly against Barca, but Neymar's goal proved to be the difference in the clash.
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