What furious Jose Mourinho told Paul Pogba after mistake against Wolves


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Paul Pogba was criticised by Jose Mourinho after Manchester Uniteds draw with Wolves (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho gave Paul Pogba a dressing down in the changing room after his costly error in Manchester Uniteds 1-1 draw with Wolves.

Fred opened the scoring for the Red Devils but a stunning strike from Joao Moutinho just after half time sealed a valuable point at Old Trafford for Nuno Espirito Santos newly-promoted side.

After the clash, Mourinho questioned the desire of his players. Pogba responded by appearing to criticise his managers cautious tactics in an interview urging his team-mates to attack, attack, attack when at home in the Premier League.

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Pogba lost possession of the ball in the lead-up to Moutinhos equaliser in the 53rd minute and, according to The Sun, Mourinho was furious with the Frenchman after the final whistle.

Its claimed Mourinho told the midfielder to concentrate more to avoid the risk of any more pressure being heaped on United during a tumultuous opening to the 2018/19 campaign.

Jose Mourinhos side were held at home to newly-promoted Wolves (Picture: Getty)

Mourinho admitted that it was hard to accept Pogbas mistake in the aftermath of the draw at Old Trafford.

It is a situation where the players knew perfectly that they press in midfield, the Portuguese said.

You dont have much time to have the ball, to turn, to one-touch. You know you dont have much of that.

So you concede in a situation that its harder to accept. That is one goal you concede.

You have 90 minutes to show a different attitude and I think we have to do better.

Paul Pogba urged United to attack, attack, attack at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

In response, Pogba said: We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves,

When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack. Thats Old Trafford. We are here to attack.

I think teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.

Maybe the attitude should be better and we should play better because, again, we are at Old Trafford and we should just attack and press like we did against Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal last season.

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When we play like this its easier for us.

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Asked why United failed to pose more of a threat versus Nuno Espirito Santos men, Pogba replied: I cant tell you because Im a player – its not me.

Im not the manager, I cannot say that, but obviously we should show more option of playing, but I cannot say that because Im a player.

Thats my way of thinking – we should move better, we should move more.

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