Jose Mourinho Demands Paul Pogba Be More Consistent

Aubrey Yates
April 15, 2018

Jose Mourinho has called out Manchester United's multi-million dollar midfield asset, Paul Pogba to up his game.

Pogba had a poor performance in the first-half as goals from Vincent Kompany and lkay Gudogan put Manchester City in control of the game. However, while Real Madrid has depended on Keylor Navas over the last two odd years, the Costa Rican has struggled this season, especially in the La Liga along with the rest of the club.

Mourinho added when pressed on whether victory over City was the most enjoyable of his United tenure: "No, I would prefer to lose this match and win the title, honestly. I expect him to be consistent in a certain level", Mourinho told Sky Sports.

He said: "Did the performance give me special pleasure because it was against our city rivals when they were ready to celebrate their title?"

There have been rumours swirling the past few weeks that Pogba's causing problems at Old Trafford, with United staff being "unimpressed" with his attitude and commitment on the training track.

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But the United boss was full of praise for Pogba's second-half display against City and said that he doesn't expect goals every week, but he does want more consistency.

Mourinho added to his squad in January with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez but it has done little to dent Manchester City's chances of winning the league.

"One of them is that we beat every team in the Premier League this season, we won against the 19 direct opponents".

"Three or four years ago I probably wouldn't have thought I'd go down that route", he said. It is true they are a long way behind Manchester City, but they remain ahead of Liverpool and Tottenham - teams Mourinho feels are regularly praised despite their inferior position - and he wants to keep it that way. "Three points in a hard match gives up better conditions between now and the end of the season to finish second, which is the position we want".

"Hopefully we finish second this season and then next time we can try and improve on that". A team that came from 2-0 down to win its last match. "Our quality has gone up, not down, and that is proof we have a group of good guys here".

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