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Fight For Manchester United- Mourinho to Pogba

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Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, has urged midfielder Paul Pogba to focus on the United shirt ahead of their game against Juventus.

Pogba moved from United to Juventus as a teenager in 2012 and went on to spend 4 highly successful years in Turin before returning to United in 2016 in a record breaking deal.

Speaking ahead of the game, Mourinho said: “I imagine yes [it will be a big deal for Pogba], in the same way Cristiano was professional – he did his job, fought for his team and gave everything he had to give.

“I can imagine with Paul it’s going to be the same – a little bit of emotion now, I think even at the beginning of the match, yes for sure.

“But then, it’s football and he’s wearing a United shirt with the United crest and he has to fight for [it].”

READ: Pogba Reacts to Manchester United’s Shock Defeat to Brighton

Mourinho is not blind to the task facing his charges and he admitted that it would not be easy against an in-form Juventus side.

“It’s not easy, it’s not easy,” the ex-Real Madrid boss added. “They have the quality, the know-how, the confidence – they have absolutely everything. I analyse them in many different circumstances.

“Even with one player less [after Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card] against Valencia, they were very, very comfortable defensively.

“I’ve coached in Italy [at Inter Milan] and know the strength of the Italian teams and the Italian players in the way they approach matches defensively, so it’s not easy.

“But we have talented players in attack, we have creative players who can give them problems too.

“I think the basic thing for us is to go from a solid situation where we don’t make many mistakes behind because when you make mistakes behind, sometimes you concede goals and other times you lose confidence.” Mourinho said

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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