Jose Mourinho labels Paul Pogba a 'virus' in dressing room row

Mourinho has very good relationship with Manchester United players claims Dalot

Mourinho has very good relationship with Manchester United players claims Dalot

He is believed to have told him: 'You don't play.

However, Jose Mourinho's men were able to turn things around after Romelu Lukaku's neat finish and Ander Herrera's backheel goal - both assisted by none other than Marcus Rashford.

Pogba was restored to United's starting XI amid an injury crisis having been dropped for the Champions League win over Young Boys in midweek.

According to theDaily Record, Mourinho accused Pogba of displaying a lack of respect for his team-mate's after his performance.

"We don't have many mad dogs, the ones who bite all the ball all the team and press all the time, we don't have many with that spirit", he said.

'We lost so many balls in midfield, that was hard to have that continuity, ' Mourinho said in a post-match interview.

Jose Mourinho smashes drinks holder, slams critics after Young Boys win
Jose Mourinho made some odd selection choices against Young Boys, with Fellaini, Nemanja Matic and Phil Jones all starting. Sanchez, who came on for Pogba in the second half of the draw against Palace, fails to make the squad.

Still seventh in the table, the Red Devils could end the weekend nine points off the top four.

'I thought Scott (McTominay) and (Nemanja) Matic, they did a very positive job for two midfield players (playing in defence), and Phil Jones leads that group of three in a way that we were totally in control.

Unfortunately Pogba was arguably United's poorest player on the pitch as he consistently gave the ball away and was sloppy overall. "And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you", Mourinho reportedly added during his rant at Pogba. "By losing so many balls in midfield, we broke that dynamic that normally leads to goals".

"When the players don't understand that simplicity is genius, especially in some parts of the pitch, they keep and keep playing too complicated football and it's too hard to have that continuity".

"What we needed to improve in this game was simplicity in midfield".

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