The media has been full of stories today suggesting that Paul Pogba is keen to move away from Manchester United, following being dropped and substituted off by Jose Mourinho.
The Manchester United manager has claimed that the only issue with Pogba is that he hasn’t been playing well but there’s no truth to the stories that he wants to leave the club.
In the last couple of matches he didn’t play well. Period. End of story. Now it’s my problem and Paul’s to improve his performance level.
I think you are nice with your words because when you say a lot of speculation, you should say a lot of lies.
I accept and can speak on Paul’s behalf without any kind of problem. Paul accepts he has not been playing well, but that’s all.
The majority of things you can read and listen to, don’t be polite about them, be objective and say they are lies.
Mourinho then challenged the journalists to tell him which position Pogba played in during United’s defeat against Newcastle, claiming that their analysis was nonsense.
I would like to tell me which position Pogba played in against Newcastle. Anyone of you want to tell me? OK, midfield, but did we play with one number six and two number eights, or two sixes and one 10?
We played with one six and two eights. We played with Matic as a six, Lingard on the right side of Matic and Pogba on the left side.
Do you know which is the Pogba’s preferred system? Four-three-three. Do you know Pogba’s favourite position in a 4-3-3? Eight on the left, so it’s easy and honest and objective to say Paul didn’t play well against Newcastle, but don’t let people read things that are not true. You are paid to read the game and explain the game. Don’t say bulls**t.