Mourinho defends under-fire Paul Pogba

Mourinho defends under-fire Paul Pogba

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says critics of Paul Pogba'are envious of his success.

The Portuguese also claimed the France midfielder does not care what they (critics) think of their analysis of his performances for the Red Devils.

Mourinho defends under-fire Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho

The former Chelsea manager also said the former Juventus midfielder has many critics and fans angry at them because he is a multimillionaire.

Pogba's indifferent performances have been heavily scrutinized since he returned to Old Trafford for a world-record £89.3million fee from Juventus in August.

Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of Thursday's Europa League second-round tie against Rostov, Mourinho gave his full backing to the midfielder who turned 24 on Wednesday, March 15.

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The Red Devils manager said: "I feel that the world is losing values and we all know that and envy is coming into certain levels that I am scared with.

"It is not Paul's fault that he gets 10 times the money that some very good players get. It is not Paul's fault that some fans are in trouble and need every penny to survive and that he is a multi-millionaire.

"He needs respect, his family deserve respect. He is from a working family, a family with three boys and I am sure they need a lot of food on their table each day because they are all giants, so I'm sure that the mum and dad had to work hard for many, many years for them.

"A kid that comes to Manchester as a teen to fight for his career here and was not afraid to work for a better life. He reached the top of the world, nobody gave him anything.

"I am very happy with Paul. The club is very happy with Paul and I think the good thing is because of his personality he does not listen to what people say. He does not give an *** about criticism."

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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