Mourinho suggests Pogba is guilty of midfielder cardinal sin

Jose Verdugo
Abril 17, 2018

If evidence was needed of just how inconsistent Manchester United have become under Jose Mourinho, then Sunday's 1-0 defeat to West Brom at home provided it. Maybe also City will invest massively and they don't let the others close the gap to them, I don't know", the three-time Premier League victor further added. "But it is not about us and them, it is about us and them and Liverpool and Arsenal and Chelsea and Spurs.

His reaction to the West Brom defeat, a loss that became a humiliating one given that it confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champions, could not be dismissed as an isolated release of frustration.

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"Some of the guys that played (against West Brom), they don't have a place in that team".

Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata are reportedly at risk of being dropped. "If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semifinal", he said.

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"I am sure there's any number of things you can put your finger on, but ultimately it's us that go out on the pitch and we don't get the results".

Mourinho has promised wholesale changes for their crucial FA Cup fixture following the feeble display against bottom-of-the-table West Brom. "The only way is to go with performance". Pogba was hooked before the hour, although he had not had a awful game and Mourinho explained it was due to being on a yellow card, suggesting he is keen the Frenchman is available for the weekend.

"And playing with only two midfield players, you can not play with one player in risk of not being able to make a foul".

"I think we were deservedly punished because we were masters in complication. Everything was slow. Everyone was one more touch, one more flick, one more trick, one more turn, ball lost and no continuity or fluidity in our football".

He may not have been able to field the same four players across his defence as much as he would have liked, but United have remained hard to break down, with assistance from Nemanja Matic in front of them. "When we had the ball, we wanted to run, dribble and everything was complicated".

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