Pogba slams predictable Mourinho: He acts like players don’t exist


aul Pogba has delivered a damning review of Jose Mourinho‘s man-management skills, explaining how the Tottenham manager exiles players without explanation and his predictable reaction to defeats.

Pogba and Mourinho had a tempestuous relationship at Old Trafford, coming to head shortly before the latter was sacked when cameras picked up a tense exchange on the training ground.

“What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players,” Pogba told Sky Sports. “He wouldn’t go against the players.

“Maybe Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole.

“Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that, and the next day you don’t know what happened. That’s the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because even I don’t know. So, yeah.”

Mourinho called out the likes of Luke Shaw and others during his time at Manchester United, infamously accusing the left-back not of having any footballing intelligence. Shaw this season has been one of the Premier League’s standout players.

The veteran manager’s methods have been in play at Spurs, calling out Tanguy Ndombele last season, before the midfielder became one of his star performers, and recently questioned loanee Gareth Bale’s efforts in the loss to Arsenal.

Pogba continued: “Maybe [Solskjaer’s methods work] because he is a bit closer to the people.

“Every coach has their own way to coach and deal with players, and as a player you have to adapt. Sometimes it doesn’t suit you and sometimes it does.

“Ole has helped Luke a lot, it was a difficult season with Luke and Mourinho, and he has proved he has the quality he always had and the trust of the manager.”

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Pogba recently got one over on his former manager as United came from behind to beat Spurs.

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