Jose Mourinho has been at it again as this time he reacts to critics regarding his signing of Paul Pogba. United have been convinced by Mourinho to spend a staggering £89m to gain the midfielders signature, a figure that to some other managers and critics is quoted as being ridiculous! Mourinho addressed the media in response to the critics and had this to say regarding the recent signing “I know the discussion, I understand that, sometimes in football, things happen, and the club breaks the record, but this is only possible at clubs like Man United. When I heard some of the comments and heard some of the managers criticising that, I don’t think they never have this problem because to have this issue, and you need to be at one of the top clubs in the world. So at Man United, it can happen! Pogba has everything, and he’s a very young player, an unbelievable midfield player with such physicality but, at the same time, such agility, co-ordination, skill. What he has to learn now is how to play with us because I always say that in football you can be a super player, as he is, but a team is a team, and you need to learn how to play in the team, and the team needs to learn how to play with you. We need to get the best out of him, and this will be a process. So if he needs protection, I am here to protect. I know some people think that he arrives here now and, the first time he touches the ball, he scores, but I’m here to protect him and give him the best conditions to be what we think he is going to be, which is a football player for Man United, a reference for this club. I’m so happy.”
Now having spent such a significant amount of money, the returning star has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, and lets hope for Mourinho as well as the board of directors that he can deliver and give them a return on their investment.
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