Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has had an awful run of form lately. He’s been a flop of United this season, especially so given the record breaking £89.3 million deal he signed to move over to Old Trafford in the summer. Pogba has not come anywhere close to living up to that kind of price tag, and thus he finds himself getting slammed over and over again by critics.
Much of the time, the shade is thrown by everyday people on social media. On other occasions, it comes from United club legends.
Many of the Pogba critics believe that the Frenchman just spends way too much time and effort on things like emojis, putting these emojis on his boots and hair, and dancing.
His signature dab move has been a common target, every time he and/or his team have failed.
Against this backdrop, United Manager Jose Mourinho told the media that Paul Pogba “does not give an ass” what people say. Mourinho also said he’s scared for the next generation, as he believes the world is losing balance. Mourinho said he sees envy reaching critical levels. The Portugese expressed these deep thoughts in his preview press conference ahead of United’s home leg of their Europa League round of 8 with FC Rostov.
Mourinho is quoted:
“I feel the world is losing balance. Envy coming to certain levels. I am scared for the next generation.”
“It is not Paul’s fault that he gets 10 times the money that some very good players get. It is not Paul’s fault that some fans are in trouble and need every penny to survive.
“He needs respect, his family deserve respect. He comes from a working family with three boys so I am sure the mum and dad worked hard for many years.”
“A kid that comes to Manchester as a teenager to fight for his career here and was not afraid to work for a better life. He reached the top of the world, nobody gave him anything.
“I am very happy with Paul. The club is very happy with Paul and I think the good thing is because of his personality he does not give an ass what people say.”
Mourinho also recently said that in the future, the £89.3 million spent on Pogba will seem cheap. He’s totally right. Give it two or three years, then look back at that statement and you’ll see that he’s spot on.
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