José Mourinho Rips Into Paul Scholes For Paul Pogba Criticism

José Mourinho Rips Into Paul Scholes For Paul Pogba Criticism
Jan 1, 2018

Manchester United News

Following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Everton on Monday, José Mourinho responded to Paul Scholes’s recent criticisms by suggesting the former-United midfielder was jealous of the amount of money Pogba earns.

The Frenchman earned the Man of the Match award at Goodison Park as his side regained second spot in the Premier League, though Chelsea can change that with a win over Arsenal on Wednesday.

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As quoted by Sky Sports, Mourinho said: “I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is to criticise. I don’t think he comments, I think he criticises which is a different thing.”

“But not every one of us has to be phenomenal like he was as a player. He was a phenomenal player, that doesn’t mean that we all have to be phenomenal.”

“Paul [Pogba] tries to do his best all the time. Sometimes he plays very well, sometimes he plays well and sometimes he doesn’t play so well. It’s not Paul’s fault that he made much more money than Paul Scholes. It’s not Paul’s fault. It’s just the way football is,” Mourinho added.

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“But I think Scholes will be in the history like a phenomenal player, not as a pundit, so I prefer to look at him as a phenomenal player who gave so much to the club that I am proud to represent.”

“But in my min, Paul Scholes was a phenomenal player, one of the best players I have ever seen playing in midfield, and he gave so much to my club that I only can thank him for that because the prestige of this club is based on people like him.”

Scholes has criticised United this season a few times, including calling out Pogba individually, saying he ‘strolled through the game’ in the draw against Southampton.

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Pogba played exceptionally well in the match against Everton, assisting on Jesse Lingard’s 81′ goal and creating several dangerous chances otherwise. He was forced forward by Mourinho’s lineup and the team succeeded as a result.

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