- Jose Mourinho has said that Manchester United problems ‘are still there’ and Paul Pogba was not the only issue
- The Portuguese coach says Pogba was not solely responsible for his exit
- Man United suffered eight defeat on their final 12 games across all competitions to finish sixth
Jose Mourinho says his criticism about Manchester United have been justified and insists the issues pinpointed still exist under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Portuguese manager was sent packing from Old Trafford mid-December and, after showing promises in form and performances under Solskjaer, the Red Devils’ started nose-diving towards the end of the season, losing eight of their final 12 games across all competitions.
According to Metro citing French newspaper L’Equipe, Mourinho has previously discussed the difficulties he faced in his third year at Old Trafford, having quarreled with a number of squad members.
However, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager revealed in an interview L’Equipe that Man United are still in the same position they found themselves before his exit, stressing that the issues are not limited to the playing personnel.
“I said nine or 10 months ago that after winning eight Championships, finishing second with United may have been my greatest achievement,” Mourinho was quoted as saying to L’Equipe. “Now people understand.’
“I do not always do my analysis publicly on Manchester United. I do not want to talk about it and I have the feeling that I do not need to speak, that time gives explanations.
“About United I want to say only two things: One is that time has spoken. Two is that the problems are still there,” he noted.
Mourinho, who frequently had misunderstanding with Paul Pogba before his sack, dismissed suggestions that his row with Frenchman was responsible.
“No. The problems are there. You can imagine that the problems are the players, the organisation, the ambition.
“I only say that I cannot say yes when you ask if Paul was the only one responsible."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Paul Pogba was involved in a heated altercation with a section of fans at Old Trafford moments after Manchester United's 2-0 embarrassing defeat to Cardiff City on Sunday, May 12.
The defeat was a culmination of United's woeful campaign in the Premier League as they finished the season sixth on the standings without any trophy.
Moments after the clash, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men gave a lap of honour to a nearly half-empty Old Trafford as most of the fans had already made their way out.
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