Man Utd vs Tottenham: Will Paul Pogba play against Jose Mourinho led Spurs on Wednesday? The Portuguese will play against his former side at Old Trafford this week.
Its been less than a fortnight at the helm for Jose Mourinho as Tottenham boss. However, he is all set to make a dramatic return to the Old Trafford. After spending 2 and half years leading the Red Devils, he will look to consolidate Spurs place in the top 6 and perhaps even the top 4 at the expense of his former club.
With 3 wins in all competitions, Mourinho currently has a 100percent record with his new club and will look to extend the streak when he takes on Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer and his boys. A win for United will put them in top 6 contention while Tottenham’s win will help bridge the gap between them and the top 4. A loss on the other hand, could see them fall near the bottom half once again.
Despite enjoying two brilliant seasons as Manchester United boss, the Portuguese’s last season at the club was plagued with him falling out with his players; Paul Pogba being the most notable one of them all. The two often directed public criticisms towards each other and it was reported that Pogba was relieved when Mourinho was finally given the sack.
Man Utd vs Tottenham: Will Paul Pogba play against Jose Mourinho led Spurs on Wednesday?
The match on Wednesday night could reunite the pair; albeit on opposite sides of the field. However, the French midfielder has been out of action since the end of October. While the prospect of the two clashing at the Old Trafford has left the fans in a tizzy, it seems that Pogba is yet to recover from his injuries.
Speaking on Pogba’s status in a presser ahead of the match United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:
“Not ready, no, he’s still a bit away but working hard so let’s see, out on the grass, let’s see how long it will take.”
Solskjaer confirms that Pogba is not ready for tomorrow evening v #THFC.
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In the same interview, Solskjaer was confident that Mourinho would be given a warm reception at Old Trafford.
“Very good reception. That’s just a testament to this club and these supporters, remember two and a half years, won trophies. I’m 100 per cent sure our fans, staff and club will welcome him.”
Soslkjaer also admitted that despite the club working hard, they were not getting the desired results
“We’ve had too many draws for my liking, defeats of course, but draws we should have turned into wins and football is a results business. Not happy, know we can do better and are working hard. The work is always geared on us improving but we’re not getting all the results we’ve deserved.”
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