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Mourinho Explains Why Pogba Was Dropped Again

Jose Mourinho Explains Why Paul Pogba Was Dropped Again

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 22, 2018 07:33 AM @KurtLaduma

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who is rumoured to have fallen out with Paul Pogba, explained why the Frenchman did not start in their UEFA Champions League clash against Sevilla on Wednesday.

Click through the gallery to see pictures from United's 1-1 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday!

Many reports have suggested that the Portuguese and his star man are not happy with one another at United, with the player, who was previously a regular, seemingly losing his place in the side.

Pogba missed his side’s 2-0 win in the FA Cup at the weekend due to apparent illness, and Mourinho has hinted the 24-year-old has not yet fully recovered, which was the reason for his absence in United’s starting line up in their round of 16 first leg 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday.

"McTominay is working hard every day, he is feeling good and strong, he played the last match for 90 minutes and Paul last Saturday wasn't able to play and this is the kind of game where I think a player must feel 100 per cent," he told BT Sport.

"We are going to play with three midfielders and Paul can play in one of the two roles where Herrera and McTominay are going to play.

"Paul created some doubt by not playing on Saturday by his own decision, he was not feeling good and that created some doubt."

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Despite not starting, Pogba came on after just 17 minutes to replace the injured Ander Herrera.

Do you think there is more to Pogba’s dropping than Mourinho is currently letting off? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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MALOSE Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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MALOSE Feb 22, 2018 11:03 AM
Should Pogba or any player be on the field even when his not playing to the manager's instructions? why so much drama over Pogba being benched or not being included in the day squared
Mandie07 Joined: 09 Jul 2014
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Mandie07 Feb 22, 2018 10:33 AM
But he needs him
ominouskhosi Joined: 26 Aug 2015
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ominouskhosi Feb 22, 2018 09:45 AM
Pogba must leave this useless team
Thagalekgwara Joined: 23 Jan 2018
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Thagalekgwara Feb 22, 2018 09:31 AM
Bench him long as U don't win..cum 2nd leg..2-2 &then U out & Pep stil stand stil..cum end of the season..U wil be battling 4 4th position with Chelsea..
clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Feb 22, 2018 08:07 AM
We must believe wht the manager says

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