‘He played very well’, Jose Mourinho reacts to attacker’s performance vs Bournemouth

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has hailed the performance of Paul Pogba following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

The France international had come off an average showing in the 1-0 defeat to West Brom, but he managed to pull the strings against the Cherries as he contributed a top assist for Romelu Lukaku’s goal.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho was pleased with the impact of Pogba, who was substituted in the 80th minute with a view to the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur.

He said: “I’m not very good on Man of the Match, especially because I am a team manager, I’m not a big fan of it. But [Pogba] played very well.”

Alongside Pogba, a number of players including Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera during the course of the game and there are plenty of positives to take forward for the Cup semi-final.

Without Alexis Sanchez on the pitch, Pogba genuinely performed better with more space on the left wing, and it will be interesting to see whether the former earns a starting role on Saturday.

Sanchez has been found guilty of losing possession of the ball all too often and it would not be a surprise if the likes of Jesse Lingard and Rashford get the nod ahead of him versus Spurs.

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