Thursday, 24 May, 2018

I've players I don´t love - Mourinho says Man United Desire more quality

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. More Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. More
Jodi Jackson | 10 May, 2018, 14:34

French champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing to launch a bid for the 25-year-old.

While Mourinho wasn't definitive on whether the midfielder will be sticking around, he did say his squad is full of players who aren't up to the standard required, especially when looking to close the gap to champions Manchester Cit.

It is also claimed that the likes of Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC have shown interest in landing the teenager this summer.

Jose Mourinho equally confirmed his top scorer is now fighting to be fit for the F.A Cup final after admitting he won't feature again in the League games this season.

The former Juventus star then returned from a spell on the fringes of Mourinho's team to spark a memorable comeback win against rivals Manchester City.

While Mourinho's words seem positive, they still leave room for inference that he can not guarantee that the player himself wants to stay.

Manchester United will be aiming to seal a second-place finish when they travel to West Ham United later on Thursday and end their league campaign at home to Watford on Sunday. "Some of the players I am totally convinced are going to make it, some others I have good hopes that they are going to make it, and some others I don't believe they are going to make it", he said.

The Portuguese manager will know a trip to the Capital will be hard for his team, with the Hammers wanting to finish strong as they know they could finish as high as 10 if they win their two remaining matches. I worked with the players for a couple of years.

"What does he need to do to impress me?"

Mourinho added: "Obviously we could keep [those players]".

While there are definitely players within the United squad who would benefit from moves, it's tough to put Pogba in that bracket. He's a proper man. Football is not full of them, and not just football, society's not full of them, so when you find one of them, you have to value and you have to keep. If you go to the Premier League managers, I do not say every one, but I say the vast majority of them will tell you exactly the same. I think it's normal that during the season, you have your low moments, but in a balanced way.

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