Jose Mourinho speaks on Paul Pogba’s performance at World Cup 2018 “hopes player ‘understands why he was good’

The Red Devils manager, Jose Mourinho said Paul Pogba was “absolutely brilliant” in Les Bleus’ final three matches in Russia hope he “understands why he was very good” during the tournament.

The 25-year-old Frenchman was instrumental in France’s triumph in Russia.

Mourinho, speaking in Los Angeles, said: “I did with Paul what I did with all my players. “I sent a nice message before the World Cup and during it I did not disturb anyone. They needed to focus on the job for their national team.

“After the World Cup I sent a different message than to the other guys because he won the competition.”

He also said he was confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Pogba’s club career at Manchester United.

“It’s about him understanding why he was so good, especially in the second part of the competition,”

“I think that’s the point, about his performance level and his contribution to a winning team.” he said.

“To win the World Cup can only be a positive thing. It’s difficult to say that to win the World Cup is not good for a player’s career. It’s amazing, fantastic,” said Mourinho in Los Angeles, at the start of United’ s US pre-season tour.

“So many good players have never had the chance to be world champions or their country is not strong enough.

After France’s victory on Sunday, former Man United defender Rio Ferdinand said it was “down to Jose to unlock this Pogba we saw at the World Cup because he was responsible, he stood up to a lot of hard tests in midfield, and was a talisman for this team”.

“So many good players have never had the chance to be world champions or their country is not strong enough.

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has finally spoken on his midfielder, Paul Pogba’s World Cup performance with France.

The Portuguese gaffer also said he was confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Pogba’s club career at Manchester United.

The 25-year-old Frenchman was instrumental in France’s triumph in Russia.

Mourinho expects to be without Pogba for the start of the season in August and Mourinho said the midfielder will inevitably be in an exuberant mood when he does report back for club duty.

“For Paul, I think it’s the first World Cup that he has gone to and to be a world champion can only be fantastic.

“It’s a young team, apart from ( Hugo ) Lloris , they have more Euros and World Cups together . So I think the future for him in the French national team can only be brilliant.

“I hope that he understands why he was so good .
That’s the point about his performance level and his contribution to a winning team.

“It’s important for him to understand why he was so good in the second part of the competition. In the final, he was absolutely brilliant.”

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