Jose Mourinho has said Manchester United would have earned more praise for their start to the season if he had “cried” about Paul Pogba’s injury.
He said: “I think it’s my fault because I should cry every week about our injuries and remind everybody day after day or press conference after press conference.
“It’s my decision, it’s my way of dealing with problems, it’s my way of trying to motivate and give confidence to the players that are going to replace people but again maybe I have to reconsider my profile.
“I know that I moan with a lot of things but I don’t do with injuries and probably I should.
“I think any other manager would be speaking about Pogba every day. ‘Oh I don’t have Pogba. Oh, when I have Pogba. Oh, 10 matches without Pogba. Oh, all the Champions League group phase without Pogba. Oh, all the big matches against Liverpool, against Chelsea, against Spurs without Pogba.’
“I don’t speak about Pogba one single time, it’s only when you ask me about his situation and it’s not just Pogba. It’s Fellaini, it’s Carrick, it’s Ibra, it’s Marcos Rojo — it’s a big group of players.
“So yes, I think we are doing very, very well. Very, very well.”
“You know the football that we were playing in the beginning of the season,” he said. “You know. And now you pretend you don’t know.
“Now you pretend that we never played amazing football, we never scored lots of goals, we never scored amazing goals, we never had our midfield players and our defenders arriving in the opposition box and scoring goals and creating chances. I know that you know that.
“You just pretend because it’s convenient for you to pretend that this didn’t exist, and we miss our players, of course, and we had to play big matches without them, and probably we are going to play one more without them again.”
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