Jose Mourinho Launches Scathing Attack on Paul Scholes After Pogba Criticism

  • Jose Mourinho Launches Scathing Attack on Paul Scholes After Pogba Criticism

Jose Mourinho Launches Scathing Attack on Paul Scholes After Pogba Criticism

Scholes' comments at the weekend came after United had drawn for the third game in a row.

"No surprise there. Mourinho pinned his hat on Pogba when he gave him a billing as the most complete midfielder in the world".

"He doesn't look anywhere near as fit as he did at Juventus", claimed Scholes.

The United legend questioned Pogba's fitness levels and claimed the France global is just "strolling through games". "[Lukaku] is physically a monster, but he is not a machine and I think he is feeling it".

His stunning effort from outside the box to kill the game off showed the good form he is in.

The former Manchester United manager feels something happened at the break which triggered the performance from the away side in the second period. He has been stressing on the fact that the club has spent money on important players like Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku but nothing like the amount on a collective level like City.

"It's not that they can't compete financially, but the profile of the players they have are all very different", he told Sky Sports News. Paul Scholes is well qualified as a commentator, he was a great player. "It's just the way football is".

"Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player". "If Paul (Scholes) one day decides to be a manager, I wish that he can be 25 per cent as successful as myself. If he is 25% he will be quite happy". But according to manager Jose Mourinho, Lukaku isn't expected to miss more game time. "He doesn't make comments, he only criticises".

The 25-year-old has started eight of those nine games, hastening the demise of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's United career, and Herrera admitted even his own teammates have trouble stopping Lingard in training. But it just comes across as petty to even react to the comments of somebody whose word doesn't mean an bad lot in the club's inner sanctum these days.

It's possible that Lukaku plays in both matches. Pogba is not a complete midfielder and that hasn't changed. If we get the basics right, then we can go and play our football. "Everybody is a bit sensitive and touchy these days".

Mourinho also suggested that several former United players have an agenda against his team as they long for a return to the club, something he is not prepared to accommodate.