Mourinho in City observation as United boss makes transfer confession

  • Mourinho in City observation as United boss makes transfer confession

Mourinho in City observation as United boss makes transfer confession

The pair also allegedly clashed a number of times behind the scenes, but the City game may have been a watershed moment in their relationship.

Now Mourinho wants the 25-year-old Frenchman to maintain standards, starting at home to West Brom on Sunday.

But Pogba produced a fine second-half display which included two excellent goals to inspire a turnaround and he later said a conversation with Carrick - who is set to join Mourinho's coaching staff at the end of the season - played a major part. I instructed him to be fixed in a certain stage, ' acknowledged Mourinho.

"But I expect Paul - and I think that is the challenge he has to put to himself - to keep a certain stability and not to have the good match, then the so-so match and the bad match".

'He really has to aim to go for that stability and the very very first thing is stability at teaching stage. "And the past two, three weeks I'm really happy with him".

Meanwhile, the French global will look to put on a dominating show when Manchester United square off against bottom-placed West Bromwich on Sunday.

But, despite upsetting City at the Etihad last weekend, Mourinho has urged caution and clearly believes Guardiola will spend lavishly again this summer, while insisting United will not attempt to match his City counterpart's outlay. "When we don't play well people have a go at us, which I understand".

"We need the points to finish second. obviously to finish fourth, we need four or five points, but to finish second we need much more than that", Mourinho added.

Mourinho led the Red Devils in his first season at Old Trafford - after winning the Europa League title and the Carabao Cup last term.

Real Madrid could get long-term target David De Gea from Manchester United, if and only if they agree to this swap deal according to reports. "Three points in a hard match gives up better conditions between now and the end of the season to finish second, which is the position we want".

"Eventually, I think I would like to be a manager".

"Next season, we are going to try to improve, but let's see what happens".