Paul Pogba has taken a swipe at former Man United boss Jose Mourinho regarding his ‘poor’ man-management skills.
Paul Pogba has hit out at the methods of former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. The midfielder says that current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not “go against players” like the Portuguese coach did.
The Frenchman returned to Old Trafford for a second spell when Mourinho invested a record-breaking £89m to seal his return to the Premier League.
Pogba initially enjoyed his second-spell at Old Trafford, with three trophies won in the 2016/17 season. However, a once-productive working relationship between superstar player and high-profile coach soon broke down.
Under Solskjaer, the Frenchman has enjoyed a fresh start with the Norwegian.
Pogba said to Sky Sports on the differences between his last two club bosses: “What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players. He wouldn’t go against the players.
“Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole.
“Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that, and the next day you don’t know what happened. That’s the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because even I don’t know.”
Speaking further on the matter, Pogba adds that Solskjaer instills confidence in the players under his tutelage, compared to Mourinho who once publicly criticized Luke Shaw to the lowest.
He added: “Maybe [Solskjaer’s methods work] because he is a bit closer to the people. Every coach has their own way to coach and deal with players, and as a player you have to adapt. Sometimes it doesn’t suit you and sometimes it does.
“Ole has helped Luke a lot, it was a difficult season with Luke and Mourinho, and he has proved he has the quality he always had and the trust of the manager.”