Mourinho spoke to media after double strike by Pogba
After Manchester United’s win by a 3 goal margin with a result of 4-1 over Fenerbahce and two strikes from world record signing Paul Pogba, Mourinho spoke to the media in his famous style.
The midfielder was recently criticized because of his poor performances that did not live up to the expectations of the fans from the red side of Manchester. However Pogba showed what he is capable of in the Europa League game against Turkish Fenerbahce on Thursday night having banged two goals from which one was from the spot kick while the other was a superb strike from outside the box.
This came at the right moment for manager Jose Mourinho who recently defended his player saying that he is still adapting to the Manchester United style of play and that media are judging him too quickly as he hasn’t yet showed what he can do on the pitch.
"First of all, in some of your mouths, he [Pogba] goes from the worst player in the Premier League to a great player in 48 hours," stated Mourinho.
"I am not specifically saying it is you. I say media, especially the Einsteins. We know he is a very good player. We know he needs some time to show his potential.
"I know Italian football very well. I know teams play completely different from the Premier League. I am not saying we are better but we are different.
"Different in the intensity, the number of touches on the ball, everything is different and he needs time to adapt.
"He is a self-confident boy. He was not depressed because some people said he was a bad player. He was calm. It is always nice for a player to score, to score at home and especially to score such a beautiful goal."
After saying all of this, Jose Mourinho drew attention to all of the media as he frequently does.
Making seven changes from the game against arch rivals Liverpool on Monday, Mourinho’s team have performed much better, an attacking football, a thing that the fans want to see more often from a side as Manchester United.
“Am I happy with the performance? Yes. Am I happy with individual performances? Yes, and I am happy with the result which is the most important because the result is difficult.” said manager Jose Mourinho.
Is this only a glimpse of a better performing Manchester United and Paul Pogba or is this the start of a new and greater era after Sir Alex Ferguson. We will have to wait and find out as the Red Devils are facing Chelsea on away ground, on Stamford Bridge on Sunday.