My Relationship With Paul Pogba Is Fine- Jose Mourinho

Saturday, 17 Feb, 2018

If United show any suggestion that they will be open to selling Shaw this summer, then one club who should react is Tottenham Hotspur, given lingering questions over Danny Rose's future. The previous match, he was dropped from the starting lineup.

Having been brought back to Old Trafford in a record-breaking £89 million deal, big things are expected of the France worldwide.

And the spotlight is on him more than ever at present.

In the last couple of matches he didn't play well, period, end of story.

Except it won't be.

Earlier this season, everyone was singing the praises of Paul Pogba.

"It is the cup so we can play this game with freedom against one of the biggest names in world football at home", he said.

"He had a big injury in the season", Mourinho said.

Last month they met United boss Jose Mourinho outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, presenting him with a top that he proceeded to sign before it was revealed that Conte's name was on the back of the shirt.

The 24-year-old lacked the tactical discipline to ignore his natural instincts to wander forward, and the hole in United's midfield became so great that Mourinho and Pogba had a touchline argument about his poor positioning and apparent unwillingness to work hard.

José Mourinho will attempt to become the first manager to win the Champions League with three different clubs (after Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010). The Beninese striker scored two goals and provided an assist and was also on target as the Terriers beat Birmingham 4-1 in the previous round of the cup. He had a red card against Arsenal, probably in his best match of the season and in his and the team's best moment.

Since joining the Old Trafford squad from Villarreal in 2016, the £30million signing has played just 48 times out of a possible 103 games.

"The team needs him at a good level and when he isn't the team is not as good". He was regularly seen wandering around and vacating the central areas, leaving Matic swamped and exposed.

The France global, 24, was substituted in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and started the next game against Huddersfield Town on the bench.

It has been argued that part of the problem for Pogba at present is the confusion regarding his favoured position and how United can bring the best out of him.

Conte had already spoken of plans to rotate his team ahead of a demanding schedule in which they next play Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City when the comedian from Italia 1 satire Le Iene rose from his seat. Mourinho may be tempted to rest the Chilean global but he rarely needs a day off so I think Sanchez will play.