Mourinho Explains Why Pogba Was Dropped Again
Jose Mourinho Explains Why Paul Pogba Was Dropped Again
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.
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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."
Despite not starting, Pogba came on after just 17 minutes to replace the injured Ander Herrera.
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