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Mourinho's 10 Best Players In The World In 2017

His opinions may have changed since, but former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho named 10 "one of a kind" players a few years ago, including a superstar he ended up having a massive fallout with.

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 players Mourinho believed were among the best in the world in 2017.

It was after a pre-season friendly between the Red Devils and FC Barcelona when Mourinho spoke highly of some of football's biggest names, those he believed were the best and most unique in the game.

Funnily enough, one of the players the Portuguese tactician felt deserved to be held in that regard was French superstar Paul Pogba, with whom he went on to have a tumultuous relationship for the remainder of their time together.

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The midfielder had put in a solid display against the Catalans in that friendly, with Mourinho saying: "Today, one of my players, Paul Pogba, showed the level. He showed that he belongs at that level."

But who did he believe his player was joining at that level?

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Unsurprisingly, Mourinho named the likes of Neymar and Lionel Messi among those "one of a kind" players, as well as his former player Cristiano Ronaldo, whom he worked with at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013.

Do you remember who else he named? Click through the gallery to see them all!


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