Louis Saha rips Paul Pogba for putting pressure on Jose Mourinho

Annette Crawford
October 11, 2018

Despite his struggles at United, Pogba was one of six members France's World Cup squad to be named in the list of 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or, released by France Football on Monday.

So I don't think it was appropriate."Following Pogba's critique, media reports circulated that Mourinho was on borrowed time as United coach".

Hugo Lloris lifted the trophy in Moscow in mid-July as Didier Deschamps' captain, and Pogba said he would continue being an influential figure in the squad even if he never replaced the Tottenham goalkeeper.

"For Paul Pogba, the best is to say nothing", declared Pires.

"I would have said "no, that's not something to say because you're not the manager".


"As a leader you can talk on the pitch but I've seen leaders who didn't necessarily talk".

"I could say what I felt, give messages and pass them on from the older players to the younger ones". Mourinho threw on attackers with abandon, supporting his two strikers with three playmakers, Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata, and a deep-lying Paul Pogba. "This is my opinion and I would have said that to him, I would say 'No, that's not something to say because you are not the manager'".

He cited former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, a teammate of Pogba's at Juventus, as someone who could be relied upon to "show you the way on the pitch".

The idea was pitched to the squad by Antoine Griezmann and Pogba, who are both National Basketball Association fans and want to emulate the tradition in USA sports of having a diamond ring made for each victor of a major title.

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