FILE - Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho (R) talks with midfielder Paul Pogba during an English Premier League match. Photo: Ian Kington/AFP
FILE - Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho (R) talks with midfielder Paul Pogba during an English Premier League match. Photo: Ian Kington/AFP

WATCH: Jose Mourinho ’couldn’t care less’ about Paul Pogba’s criticism

By Reuters Time of article published Apr 17, 2021

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has said he "couldn't care less" about Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's criticism of his management of players.

Frenchman Pogba said that his former Old Trafford manager Mourinho was known for ignoring players once he benched them, which was in stark contrast to current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who never casts players aside.

Mourinho was sacked by United in December 2018 after their worst start to a season for 28 years and replaced by Solskjaer, who was appointed as caretaker manager before he was given the job full-time after an upturn in results.

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Mourinho's final months at United were underlined by his breakdown in relationships with players including the club's record signing Pogba, who he also stripped of the vice-captaincy.

"I would like to say that I couldn't care less with what he says... Not interested at all," Portuguese Mourinho told Sky Sports following Tottenham's 2-2 Premier League draw with Everton on Friday.

Pogba's comments followed United's 3-1 league victory over Tottenham last weekend. Mourinho's side, who are seventh in the table with 50 points from 32 matches, host Southampton on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Mourinho’s Spurs team played to a 2-2 draw against Everton in the league last night. Harry Kane took his tally to 21 goals for the season scoring in each half but Gylfi Sigurdsson also scored twice for the hosts in a draw that did little for either side's fading top-four hopes.

Reuters

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