Manchester United boss Mourinho to sell Paul Pogba this summer

Manchester United boss Mourinho to sell Paul Pogba this summer

- Manager Jose Mourinho is disappointed with Paul Pogba's shameful display in Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday, April 15

- Jay Rodriguez's 73rd minute goal condemned the Red Devils to their 6th defeat of the season as city rivals, Manchester City emerged champions after United's defeat

- Meanwhile, the Portuguese tactician might be tempted to bench the Frenchman for their midweek EPL clash against Bournemouth before facing Tottenham in their FA Cup semi final clash at Wembley.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly planning to sanction the sale of France international Paul Pogba this summer.

The 25-year-old rejoined the Red Devils in the summer of 2016 in the club’s record fee of about £89 million, but his performances at the club has led to him starting seven of his last 11 matches on the bench.

Though, Pogba put up an impressive performance that helped his side claim a 3-2 win over Manchester City in their Premier League derby at the Etihad Stadium over a week ago.

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However, his inconsistency has made his coach run out of patience, and would be ready to sell him in a bid to sign more productive players ahead of the coming season.

His return from Juventus was expected help United get back to their best, but regardless of some brilliant performances, is not delivering what he was bought to provide.

Having won the man of the match award over his performance against Manchester City, a week ago, his next game against West Bromwich Albion was shocking as they were beaten at Old Trafford 1-0 by the struggling side.

The Red Devils academy graduate has fallen out of favour with his manager, as Scott McTominay, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera are considered first before him.

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And he might likely be benched in Wednesday’s Premier League fixture against Bournemouth as well as Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley.

However, after his side’s disappointing display that led them to lose 1-0 to West Brom after a superb comeback against City, Mourinho said: "What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team?

"I only know one criteria. It's the way they play. It's the only way I can select players.

"Or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their beautiful face? The only way is to go with performance.

"If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final. It's an opportunity for people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs.

"Some of the guys that played today (against West Brom) don't have a place in that team."

The Portuguese manager won the Europa League title and the English Football League cup with the Red Devils in his first season at the club.

But risk not winning silverware the following term as they have crashed out of every other championship except the FA Cup – where they will face Tottenham Hotspur in their temporary home ground, Wembley Stadium.

He also comes with a lot of experience and titles from all the clubs he has represented – starting from FC Porto, where he led the Portuguese topflight to win the UEFA Champions League title in the 2003-04 season.

The former Real Madrid manager has managed some other top clubs and has led them to league triumphs except United, which he will be hoping to do next term.

In all, he has won a total of 25 major titles in his coaching career – two of which were Champions League titles, one Europa Cup and one other UEFA Super Cup.

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Source: Naija.ng

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