Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been on the media for some weeks and now he is claiming that Manchester United’s issues are not just down to Paul Pogba but also the players, the organisation and their ambition. Also denying that that the World Cup winner was responsible for his departure.
The Portuguese manager was dismissed as the Red Devils manager back in December following their poor start to the 2018/19 campaign.
His relationship with Pogba was seen to be in disarray back in September as the France international was removed as the club’s vice captain before their little disagreement at the Red Devils’ training ground.
Mourinho was then asked if Pogba was responsible for his departure from Old Trafford, he said to French outlet L’Equipe: “No, no. The problems are there, you can imagine that the problems are the players, the organisation and the ambition.
“I will only say that I cannot say ‘yes’ when you ask if Paul was the only one responsible.”
“On Manchester United, I only want to say two things. One is that time has spoken. Two, it’s the problems are still there.”
With Manchester City winning the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s trophy tally goes up to 26 surpassing Jose Mourinho’s 25.
Guardiola will be given a chance to take it up a notch as his side will be playing against Watford in the FA Cup final to be held on May 18.
Mourinho insists the Guardiola’s trophy tally does not bother him when asked by L’Equipe, he said: “No, no, this reminds me that I’m there with 25 titles.
“When I won the Champions League with Porto and Inter, if I had stayed the following season, I would have played the European Super Cup, the Club World Cup, the national Super Cups, and I would have had 31 titles.
“Maybe I’m not so focused on the numbers!”