Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba said on Friday that former United manager Jose Mourinho was known to ignore players by simply putting them on the bench, in stark contrast to his current coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who never excluded players.
Mourinho was sacked as United manager in December 2018 after the worst start to the season in 28 years, and replaced by Solskjaer, who took over temporarily before leading the squad permanently after better results.
Mourinho’s final months at Old Trafford have seen his relationship break down with players like Pogba, who stripped him of his post as assistant captain.
Pogba told Sky Sports: “What I feel now with a different first is that he doesn’t engage in confrontations with the players. Oli may not pick certain players for matches, but he doesn’t rule them out like they don’t exist. This is the difference between Mourinho and Ole. “.
He added: “When my relationship was good with Mourinho, everyone saw this, and the next day you don’t know what happened. This weird thing that Mourinho had, and I can’t explain it because I don’t know. ”
Pogba also attacked Mourinho after the Portuguese manager responded to Solskjaer’s comments, after Tottenham Hotspur lost 3-1 at home to United in the Premier League on Sunday.
Mourinho expressed frustration over criticism from striker Son Heung-min, who accused him of cheating on the referee, and the United coach said: “If he’s my son… he won’t receive of food because what he has done is embarrassing. ”Mourinho responded by saying that Son was lucky his father was“ better than Olly ”.
“We won the game, he lost and he doesn’t want to talk about it,” Pogba told Sky. He added that Solshire and United do not want to fight verbally with Mourinho.