Mourinho praises Pogba while he praises Rooney
After Manchester United 4-1 victory against Fenerbahce in Europa League, manager Jose Mourinho praises Paul Pogba’s performance, while the striker praises Wayne Rooney and the respect he was given from the Captain.
Thursday evening, Manchester United faced off against Fenerbahce in an Europa League match and won 4-1. Paul Pogba scored twice and manager Jose Mourinho is very happy with the striker’s performance.
Paul Pogba has been met with a lot of criticism after his record-breaking transfer to Manchester United, this summer. Yesterday evening, however, he kicked off the affair with a goal on a penalty and a goal shortly before the break. Manager Jose Mourinho was full of praise for the striker after the match. He feels the criticism of him has been unfair.
-Two days ago, he was the worst player in Premier League, and now, 48 hours later, he is a phenomenon. He needs time. I am happy with his performance, because he has given us what we needed, manager Jose Mourinho said according to the BBC.
-They came with a good defensive tactic and manage to stop us in the beginning, but after two goals – both very clear penalties – we played with much more quality.
-After the fourth goal, we stopped playing, and they capitalised on it by scoring a goal. I am never satisfied with letting in goals. We lacked some concentration, but it is natural with players when you make a lot of changes. I can accept that.
Paul Pogba, who scored his first goal on a penalty about half an hour into the match praises Wayne Rooney for the respect he has shown him. Wayne Rooney gave way for Paul Pogba on the penalty.
-I told Wayne that I wanted to take the penalty, and he stepped aside. I am happy to have been able to score that goal, and I am grateful that Wayne allowed me to execute it. That is showing me great respect.
-I feel at home with the squad. It is still early on in the season, so there is still a lot of games to be played, and the goal is to be in top until the very end, Pogba said.