Why I Had Issues With Pogba At Manchester United – Mourinho

Pogba Considered Leaving Man Utd Under Mourinho, Brother Reveals

Mourinho and Pogba

A former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that there was no “chemistry” between him and Paul Pogba at the club.

Pogba and the Mourinho had troubling times during the gaffer’s stay at the Old Trafford.

However, Pogba has been in fine form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho as manager in December.

Speaking about his relationship with the Frenchman, the former Chelsea boss admitted that he needs to improve on his relationship skills.

“I think the thing that normally is crucial and I’m thinking about all these things in the two months I’ve not been working,” he told BeIN Sports.

“You try to always to find solutions for the problems, there is one problem that I cannot find a solution which is – when the player is playing he likes the manager, when he’s not playing he doesn’t like the manager.

“This is something basic that you can try to control a little bit, but that’s the nature and that nature you’re not going to change.

“They play, they are first-choice players, they like you very much, if they don’t play, they don’t like you very much. This is the basic thing you cannot change.

“Then, I think it’s about like in every job in the world with human beings, we like some people more than others. That’s normal.

“It’s the personality, the way of being, the way of thinking, you have more chemistry, empathy and chemistry.

“And that’s why some players are phenomenal with one manager and with another not so good. It’s chemistry.

“And one of the things I want to analyse and detail and to try to understand this situation better, you need to care more about the relations with the ones you don’t like.

“Because the ones you like and the ones who love you, you don’t need to feed it every day and every moment because it’s something you have for granted. ‘Human nature is human nature.”


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Egobiambu Emmanuel is a Mass Communication graduate from the University of Benin. He is a media enthusiast, loves reading and writing, and has a special interest in personal development. Emmanuel is a reporter with Concise News.




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