Manchester United is becoming Paul Pogba’s team: Jose Mourinho
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Manchester United is becoming Paul Pogba’s team: Jose Mourinho

Manchester United are changing and it is suiting star midfielder Paul Pogba, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

football Updated: Jan 16, 2018 15:34 IST
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French midfielder Paul Pogba switched from Juventus to Premier League club Manchester United in 2016.(AFP)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hailed Paul Pogba and said his team’s profile was changing to suit the midfielder.

Pogba set up two goals as United eased past Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday.

The France international, 24, has enjoyed a fine campaign, providing nine assists and scoring three goals in 13 league games.

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Mourinho was full of praise for the midfielder and said United could become Pogba’s team.

“He was moving the ball fantastically well, with long passes changing the direction and creating problems for the opponent,” he said.

“He had an assist and if he had scored the free-kick with the last shot of the game, it would be really a reward for him.

“I think he is happy with the way the team is playing and he’s happy because the team is changing the profile and the profile is going more in his direction.”

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After Pogba assisted Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku sealed United’s win and moved them within 12 points of league leaders Manchester City.

Mourinho revealed Martial had scored a similar goal in training, but it was set up by the manager.

“He scored yesterday [Sunday] the same goal in training but instead of Paul’s pass, it was my pass,” he said.

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“I was making the assists for the finishing. It was a great assist and the same shot.”

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 15:34 IST