Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has moved quickly to the defences of Paul Pogba after the under-attack midfielders came in criticism following an un-well performance in Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea.
The 24-year-old French professional footballer Pogba has struggled to live up to his big price ticket, scored seven goals in 40 appearances this season.
On Wednesday, United manager Mourinho said to the reporters, “I feel that the world is losing values and I am scared about the level of envy coming in. It is not Paul’s fault that he gets ten times the money some players did in the past.”
“It is not his fault that some pundits are in real trouble with their and need every coin to survive, while Paul is a multi-millionaire. Paul reached the top and nobody gave him anything.”
“I am really worried about the way things are going with previous generations Envy is everywhere.”
In spite of Pogba’s performances a lot dividing opinion among followers and pundits, Mourinho said that he was satisfied with the Pogba performance in this season and was no doubt that the midfielder turned a deaf ear to all the criticism.
The 54-year-old United’s manager Mourinho added “I am very happy with Paul … The best thing is that because of his personality he doesn’t give an ass to what people say about him.”
On Thursday, United host the Russian side FC Rostov and expects to book their place in the quarter-final of the Europa League 1-1 first-leg draw last week. But United will be exclusive of injured pair Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney for a fight.
Mourinho players can be qualifying for the next season’s Champion League by winning the Europa League. However, he was not thinking too later.
“We know Rostov is a very good team. We are so many matches away and some of those are against big opponents who have experience in the Champions League. 1-1 is a very doubtful result,” said Mourinho.