Man Utd boss Mourinho confirms Pogba start: I'm delighted with his work

Man Utd boss Mourinho confirms Pogba start: I'm delighted with his work

Man Utd boss Mourinho confirms Pogba start: I'm delighted with his work

One fundamental reason for his inclusion was his exceptional record against West Ham, with a previous tally of 6 goals and 5 assists in 5 games.

Mourinho dropped Alexis Sanchez from the squad at the London Stadium to include the France forward in his team but said he had to switch from a back four to a back three - with Scott McTominay at centre-back - to accommodate him. The training session was open, you had some cameras with some potential to get some of the words.

They started seeing more of the ball but still struggled to create any meaningful chances and were punished just before half-time when a Andriy Yarmolenko shot looped into the net off Lindelof for an own goal.

United to continued to look wide in search of a goal after the break, with Mourinho bringing on Marcus Rashford for Lindelof, but still they failed to threaten West Ham's lead.

Man United's 10 points equals the club's worst return after the first seven matches of any season in the Premier League era, heaping more pressure on Mourinho, whose brand of football seems to be delivering neither points nor pleasure to United fans.

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There is no time frame where you say, "you have to do that". I don't know why people aren't talking about them. I understand that he wants to play more.

Rashford finally managed to grab a goal for United after 71 minutes - seconds after Pogba and Anthony Martial were taken off - with a flick at the near post from Luke Shaw's corner. A gap the size of a truck appeared in the away side's defence and, given Marko Arnautovic is rather smaller than your average 18-wheeler, he had time and space to pick his spot. Mourinho started Pogba against West Ham, but took him off the field after 70 minutes.

"But what happened the other day happens many days, conversations with players I have many, many, many times".

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"If I put myself in the position of a journalist, maybe people think that sometimes the boys are not committed, maybe people can think the manager doesn't demand enough from them, maybe people think on the training ground we don't train enough this area or that area". At this pace, he likely doesn't make it past Halloween as manager of United.

However, whenever Romelu Lukaku is on the pitch West Ham have to be wary. He was needlessly offside to woefully misjudge a header and dribbled the ball out of play in his first two contributions, with things not really getting any better from there.

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