Mourinho: Pogba showed 'professionalism' after Sevilla benching

Posted February 25, 2018

"March, April and May can be really busy and going far in the FA Cup creates you problems", Mourinho added.

"To do that, we might have to appreciate the tactical rather than free flowing side of things, as demonstrated by disciplined - although quite different - displays in Europe this week". Getting three points will be very important for us and very important for United too.

Manchester United have lost two of their last three Premier League games following disappointing losses at Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Pogba is not assured of a place in the United team for Sunday's crunch Premier League game against Chelsea at Old Trafford, with Mourinho suggesting McTominay has edged ahead of his celebrity team-mate in the first team pecking order.

"The headline out of the game the other night in Seville was obviously that Pogba was dropped but I was delighted that McTominay played, and that Jose Mourinho had faith in a player to go into a really hard atmosphere in Sevilla and to give him that trust and faith was a really big move".

After a near-perfect performance in the UEFA Champions League against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, Chelsea will on Sunday be hoping to put up another scintillating show on as they visit Old Trafford against Manchester United.

The Portuguese manager grabs a pen so he can sign a United shirt outside the hotel
The Portuguese manager grabs a pen so he can sign a United shirt outside the hotel

How do I live stream the Premier League match between Manchester United vs Chelsea online? "For tomorrow's game he is in contention, we will see over my final decision".

Second-placed United are now three points and two places above the Blues and Conte acknowledges that there is fierce competition to qualify for Europe. Four of six last United's encounters have gone this way. The confidence and trust I show towards Scott, he earned it since day one, since he came to the first-team training sessions, step by step, with a lot to learn.

Pogba's stock is at the lowest of his professional career since Sir Alex Ferguson sanctioned his sale to Juventus from United in 2012.

"Now Matic, unfortunately, is playing for Manchester United".

"If we win, we are happy, but then there are 10 games to go". Antonio Conte, Chelsea manager, mentioned in his pre-match press conference that he was expecting Pogba to start against his team.

The France midfielder has struggled for form in recent weeks and he has been benched in two games recently and that has led to speculation that United may look to cash in on the 24-year-old this summer.

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