“I couldn’t care less” Mourinho responds to Paul Pogba criticism
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Ole is different
Paul Pogba was speaking ahead of Manchester United’s game against Burnley and chose that moment to speak about the difference between his current coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his previous manager Jose Mourinho.
The pair are known to have not had the best relationship and the Frenchman was often dropped by the ex-Chelsea boss.
The former Juventus midfielder spoke very highly though of Solskjaer who he credits with working a strong relationship between the players and himself.
“What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players,” Pogba said regarding the Norwegian coach. “He wouldn’t go against the players.”
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“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. So, yeah.”
“I couldn’t care less”
Mourinho was questioned on the comments by Pogba and the Portuguese coach dismissed them immediately.
“I would like to say that I couldn’t care less with what he says. I couldn’t care less. Not interested at all,” he said.
Mourinho on Pogba, to Sky Sports: “I would like to say that I couldn’t care less with what he says. I couldn’t care less. Not interested at all.” 🥱 pic.twitter.com/OHgIQiZ7yQ
— Goal (@goal) April 17, 2021
The fractured relationship with the pair is well documented with a video of the pair in training having an argument going viral. Pogba seemed utterly bewildered by a comment made by Mourinho to himself.
Wow! Look at this exchange between Pogba and Mourinho in training this morning 👀😳 pic.twitter.com/mlcxvaL9yn
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 26, 2018
Clearly that resentment has lingered on it seems.