Ill Pogba out of United's visit to Huddersfield

Annette Crawford
February 18, 2018

A lot of the talk in the build up to tomorrow's game has been about a possible rift between Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his star player Paul Pogba.

Neither midfielder Ander Herrera nor striker Marcus Rashford will be involved in Manchester United's FA Cup fifth round tie at Huddersfield Town on Saturday. The Portuguese boss added: "You can accuse me of many things, but you cannot say that I lied to you". Paul accepts that he has not been playing well and that's all.

"The majority of things you can read and listen, don't be polite, be objective and say lies".

"I can speak on Paul's behalf without any problem".

United manager Jose Mourinho had said in his pre-match news conference that the French worldwide would return to the side after a poor run of form in the past few weeks.

Pogba was out for two months from mid-September with a hamstring injury, then served a three-match ban after getting a red card against Arsenal on December 2 on his fifth game back in the team. Don't say bull***t. You don't need to come with, "We want to sell him". [Pogba] was in the team but, this morning, he was not feeling right to play. "We want a good cup run and we are going into the game to win it".

Huddersfield and United actually only met in a Premier League clash two weeks ago at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils emerging with a comfortable 2-0 win.

"You know what that means?"

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"Look - he had a big injury in the season", Mourinho said.

The criticism and scrutiny from pundits has clearly got under the Manchester United manager's skin because he asked reporters in the room: "I would like them to tell me which position Pogba played in against Newcastle?". The first match at John's Smith Stadium didn't go to plan for Mourinho, whose side lost 2-1 to the newest EPL side.

They are understood to have had a frank discussion about Pogba's form and best position, which left the 24-year-old midfielder stony-faced when he emerged.

For a player of his athleticism, mobility and ability - not to mention price tag - it seems odd that Pogba can perform only one specific role on the field. Mind you that all winnings are paid in free bets and that there is additional £100 in free bets waiting for you on your next 5 deposits.

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