I Wasn’t Sacked At United Because Of Pogba – Mourinho


Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has denied that Paul Pogba was responsible for his dismissal at the club.

The Portuguese said the club’s problems are down to the players, organisation and ambition.

Mourinho was sacked as United manager in December after overseeing the club’s worst start to a campaign in 28 years.

Fractures in his relationship with Pogba started in September, when he stripped the World Cup winner of vice-captaincy. The incident was preceded by a disagreement between the pair at the club’s training ground.

But when asked if he was a victim of Pogba, Mourinho told French newspaper, 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.”

He added: “On Manchester United, I only want to say two things. One is that time has spoken. Two, it’s the problems are still there.”

Club legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was appointed as the former Chelsea boss’ successor on a three-year deal in March after winning 14 of his 19 matches as interim manager.

But a dismal run towards the end of the campaign eventually saw United finish in sixth in the Premier League.

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