Arsene Wenger defends Jose Mourinho as he claims Pogba sometimes lacks discipline

Arsene Wenger defends Jose Mourinho as he claims Pogba sometimes lacks discipline

- Arsene Wenger backs former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over Pogba issue

- The 56-year-old was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Red Devils after failing to get the best out of his players

- Wenger, who also had issues with the Portuguese, says Mourinho is one of the best coach who had to put up with Pogba's indiscipline nature

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has thrown his weight behind Jose Mourinho over Paul Pogba's case at Manchester United.

The Portuguese tactician was fired by his employers in December owing to his deteriorated relationship with former players most especially Pogba.

Both had a couple of bust ups which led to the former Chelsea boss calling the club's most expensive player 'virus'.

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Despite his feat at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Mourinho still found reasons to bench the Frenchman because of his performances for the Old Trafford outfit.

However, the ex-Gunners manager admits Pogba is an excellent player but can be indiscipline when he wants to.

Wenger also said that Mourinho has also proven himself as one of the best coaches in the world but his level of discipline for his players might be on the high side.

"Mourinho has proven he's a great manager but has always gone for discipline for everyone and in this team I believe Pogba is a fantastic football player but sometimes lacks discipline.

"But you have Matic and Herrera now who work for him so now he can express his talent.

"Mourinho wanted discipline from everyone and that is defendable as well and so that's maybe (why) Pogba, as we have seen in recent games, has performed well."

The 2018 World Cup winning star saw red card in his side's 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint Germain in their Champions League round of 16 tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

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Wenger also has one advise for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose 11 -match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end in last night's UCL clash.

He told the Norwegian tactician how he can get his side into top form regardless of the defeat they suffered in front of their home fans in the game.

"The statistics can sometimes lie. Why? because Rashford played more on the wings with Mourinho and he played through the middle now with Solskjaer and so has more chances to score goals.

"The second thing is I must say, when Mourinho left, Man United had five games that were all winnable.

"And every win makes you stronger and that's what Solskjaer has done as well, he's got young players in.

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"What Manchester United is now to me are a counter attacking team with very mobile players and one player in the middle like Pogba who can create the first difference.

"So it will be interesting tonight to see that... This is what you call in a marriage: honeymoon. And the honeymoon stops at some point and then you have to come back to reality... maybe you are lucky and you have a longer honeymoon than everybody else."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has found new love in the journalism profession as the former Manchester United boss is set to host a show on Russian TV channel RT.

The 56-year-old will give analysis at the ongoing Champions League tournament in the fortnightly football program.

"I'm going to talk about football on RT. What else did you think I was going to do?" he says in a promotional video.

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