EPL: Mourinho Praises Pogba, Remembers West Brom Pain
Jose Mourinho shared no happy feelings or relief after his team's 2-0 win away from home over Bournemouth.
Obviously displeased with the team's performance at Old Trafford on Sunday, Mourinho made seven changes to the starting 11 but deliberately retained Paul Pogba at the heart of mid-field.
The manager disagreed with former United mid-fielder, Paul Scholes earlier statement about disrespect shown by Pogba during Sunday's poor performance.
Scholes told BT Sport: "I thought it was a bit disrespectful towards his manager the way he played".
Jose replied: "I don't agree. I agree that it wasn't a good performance at all [against West Brom]; with that I agree."
The former Juventus star produced a much-improved display, leaving Mourinho almost excited about Saturday's FA Cup semis against Tottenham.
Asked to rate Pogba's showing at Bournemouth, Mourinho replied: "Top performance. Top performance. Obviously the performance against City was special, coming with two goals.
"But this performance was a very similar level. So top performance. He can do it."
United's return to winning ways was not enough to ease Mourinho's frustrations over Sunday's shock home defeat to West Brom however.
The former Chelsea boss insisted he continues to mourn that loss, even if he still believes United can catch back up with champions and rivals City in future.
"My face is still the face of last Sunday and not the face of somebody who just finished a game and a win," said Mourinho.
"I still live with the emotions of last Sunday.
"I know how to win titles. In case some of you guys don't know I won eight championships in four different countries, and three in this country", he added.
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