Mathias Pogba - ‘Mourinho was the problem’

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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    It's not fact, I don't think, more heresay, but I'm sure Mathias knows his brother:

    https://www.caughtoffside.com/2019/...n-united-boss-for-the-clubs-woes-this-season/

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    https://rmcsport.bfmtv.com/football...c-etait-mourinho-selon-son-frere-1606076.html
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    Red Star One Full Member

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    I’m not sure if I’d like to manage a player who only expects to hear “go play”, never mind how talented he is.
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    Rolaholic Full Member

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    His words ring very true,Jose has always clashed with his stars players as his gargantuan ego can't ever take not being the sun in which a club revolves around

    Not to go all armchair psychologist but I can't help but feel like the resentment towards skilled players comes from him never reaching any high level as a player.

    You don't really ever consistently see this sort of clash of ego's/dick measuring contests with former pro players turned managers and their players
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    well its only his brother using a football cliche to describe his brother, so I wouldn't worry too much
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    I was hoping for something juicier than this :rolleyes:
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member Scout

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    Hardly a gob-smacking take from Pogba's own brother, but to be honest even if we say there was blame on both sides there was never a contest between Pogba and Jose. The latter had to go and so far that's paid dividends for the former.
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    Also the fact that he was an absolutely massive bellend.
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    prateik Full Member

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    Ah the irony.. Pogba's less talented brother getting some media attention by calling Jose an attention whore.
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    ErranMorad New Member

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    I wish he would have kept quiet on things that do not concern him. There is no need to lay it in.

    Shut up Mathias!
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    Sb_16 Full Member

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    That toxic toxic excuse of a manager. FREEDOM!
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Well Paul can't exactly come out and say this can he?

    His brother can say what he likes, he isn't under 'orders' from the club.

    Also, if he is being interviewed, it was bound to come up and he has responded on the spur of the moment.
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    Aresma7 New Member

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    This comment makes me cringe. Like his brother wasn't questioned but stated this himself. Despite, would you not defend your brother?
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    Mathias Pogba in telling us something we already knew shocker.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Like I said, he is free to come out and say what he likes, Paul isn't.

    I am sure they are under strict instructions from the club to keep their mouths shut. Wouldn't be surprised if Paul told his brother to shut the feck up about it in future.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    The timing of the comments couldn't be worse. Pogba and United about to go into the real first test in the post Jose era vs Spurs
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    I hope so
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    I can't comprehend what he is saying.
    Is he suggesting that Jose did not allow his brother to hog the limelight, because Jose likes to do the same? Which made Pogba put in bad performances.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    I'm sure they just laughed it off, whilst still asking him to keep his brother in check.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    You're taking things too literally :lol:
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    Kapardin New Member

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    I'm of the opinion Pogba was in the right in his dispute with Jose, but is this really necessary when Jose has moved on and hasn't publicly commented on his relationship with Pogba?

    I'm sure Pogba can tell his brother to clam up a bit and not rake up past issues.
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    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    I was Jose In until the end but, looking at how we've played since he got sacked, Mourinho does seem to have been a major problem for Man Utd. There are others, such as our defence, our often difficult to understand transfer policy, but Mourinho cannot explain a good measure of blame for the way our season blew up before Ole.
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    Andrew~ Squiggle

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    I don't like when players (through their families) send things like that through the press. I was very strongly for sacking Jose but this is kind of taking the piss.
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    fezzerUTD New Member

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    Aren't you a ray of sunshine.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Agree
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Maybe he was asked about something and this was his response? Him being a part of the family would obviously know what was going on
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    SlimDizzle075 New Member

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    I held Pogba responsible for his poor performances when he had them and was constantly aggravated when i felt like he gave a poor effort or made horrid decisions that cost us. I nor any of us were blind to the roll Pogba played in that misery. I agreed with a lot of Jose's sentiments about not only Pogba, but Shaw and Martial. The problem to me was all about how he went about it. Jose had too many of these types of issues with too many players. Jose being the common denominator in all of those equations. When Jose has $200mil worth of personality clashes sitting on the bench while we were losing to Liverpool. At some point you have to "trim the low hanging fruit". And Since Jose has left Pogba has been excellent. Working harder then ever, playing smart, and SMILING. As frustrated as Paul has made me, I can't be upset about the end result. I just hope he keeps his head down and continues.
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    shaky Full Member

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    Can't we just put all this rubbish behind us?
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    I'm sure he was egged on by the journos...but really should follow his brother and shut up and carry on with things. None of this talk really matters right now, it's a distraction and within the United camp I imagine they don't want to linger on any negativity. Save this crap for a decade onward in the player or manager memoirs.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Haha summarized my thoughts there
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    Weekend is still days away and we are not in the league cup.
    People are bored.
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    witchtrials Full Member

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    Totally agree. It's Manchester not Sesame Street. Should be "Go and play".
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    Reddy Rederson New Member

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    Isn’t the horse already glue by now?
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    Pogba didn't sent his brother. Mathias was in a show named Le Vestiaire where they invite footballers and discuss about things that happens in and around the locker room. Petit asked Mathias about his brother's relationship with Mourinho and if it was affecting his game, he extended it to other players like Sanchez too.
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    Mou was obviously a problem, but it's evident that Pogba is not strong enough mentally to excell without the conditions being absolutely perfect. He needs encouragement, love, a pat on the back, otherwise he'l sulk and his form will dip.

    Pogba is world class only in a team that works. When the going gets tough he'l go MIA again.
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    shamans Hoser

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    One is a 25 year old footballer. The other is a grown ass manager.
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    Rolaholic Full Member

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    Show me a world class footballer being consistently world class on an inconsistent at best/shite at worst side,I'll wait

    *outfield players mainly as keepers don't really need much from others to prove their class as Dave has shown
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    GM K Full Member

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    Despite his well documented flaws, Jose tends to respect his ex teams and players by not accusing or criticizing them unless they draw first blood (e.g Casillas recently). That's a very good thing. Maybe that's why some of them are not averse to taking him back if the press is to be believed.
    I also like the way some of the players have responded when questioned about Jose after he was sacked. They have refused to take the piss. At the end of the day, football is a sport and participants, after rocky periods, should show themselves mutual respect. It's a small world and football can be very strange. Some of them might still end up in the same team with him one day. Who knows?

    But Mathias is hopefully not speaking for Pogba. He is well within his rights as an independent person to share his own views on Jose, Paul and United.
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    Pace Abuser Full Member

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    He answered a question put to him and nowhere does he call Jose an attention whore. But an ego maniac.
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    Another thing I wondered about is whether Pogba was told by the club not to mock Mourinho in the media after he was fired? No matter what it was, he did well anyway, even though it sounded like a practiced phrase and that he seemed to hold back with what he really wanted to say.
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    Pace Abuser Full Member

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    You've described every top player that ever played the game.