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Paul Pogba Branded 'A Virus' In Astonishing Dressing Room Rant By Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho had some harsh words for Paul Pogba following Manchester United's 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday
Jose Mourinho had some harsh words for Paul Pogba following Manchester United's 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reported to have called Paul Pogba "a virus" in a scathing dressing room rant after yesterday's game at Southampton.

It was a game where United came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 but the second half performance angered Mourinho and he was especially critical of his midfield, even saying that the side needed more "mad dogs".

Mourinho apparently said to Pogba: “You don’t play. You don’t respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you.”

United were 2-0 down inside 20 minutes at St Mary's but they rallied with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera to make it 2-2 at half-time. The nature of their revival suggested we would see more of the same in the second half from United but it didn't materialise.  

During the TV coverage, viewers saw Mourinho throw his arms in dismay as Pogba attempted a flick and lost the ball and it's no secret that the pair don't see eye to eye.

Mourinho told BT Sport: "We lost so many balls in midfield and the last third. We didn't have any continuity. 

"What we did so well in the last 20 minutes of the first half was connecting with the attacking players by transporting the ball in the right moments. We had the right choice of pass, played simple and accelerated the game.

"In the second half we went back again to the dynamic where we lose too many balls in midfield. Some players don't understand that simplicity is genius. They keep going to complicated football."

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