Paul Pogba hits out at Jose Mourinho's negative tactics

PAUL POGBA has hit out at Jose Mourinho and accused him of using negative tactics at Manchester United.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2018 by

Paul Pogba hits out at Jose Mourinho's negative tactics
Pogba was unhappy with United's negative tactics on Saturday

United fell further behind in the title race following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Wolves at Old Trafford.

Even the presence of Sir Alex Ferguson for the first time since suffering a brain haemorrhage four month's ago couldn't inspire United to a win.

Mourinho's men now trail Premier League leaders Liverpool by eight points and still have to face their bitter rivals twice.

Mourinho was seething afterwards and accused his flops of being too relaxed and having the wrong attitude.

But Pogba has hit back to risk a new fall-out with Mourinho, by claiming his manager's pragmatic approach is holding United back.

He said: "We're at home and we should play much better against Wolves. When we're at home we should attack, attack, attack. That's Old Trafford.

"We're here to attack. I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.

"We should just attack and press like we did against Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal last season. When we play like this, it's easier for us."

When asked what was stopping United from adopting an all-out attacking style in keeping with the club's history and tradition, Pogba pointed the finger of blame at Mourinho.

He said: "I can't tell you, because I'm a player. It's not me. I'm not the manager, I cannot, like, say that, but obviously we should show more options of playing.

"But I cannot say that because I'm a player. That's my way of thinking - we should move better, we should move more, yeah."

United's title hopes look dead and buried before the start of October and Pogba admits the results have not been good enough.

The France World Cup winner added: "We didn't lose, but for me we should have won. We're at home, they're three points that we should get.

"I don't know how many games we've had at home - three - and we've got only four points. It's not enough.

"We've played six games in the Premier League, it's not that we should get worried, but we should obviously get closer. It's better for us if we get close."

Attention: Third parties may advertise their products and/or services on our website.7M does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of their contents.
Your dealings with such third parties are solely between you and such third parties and we shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you.