Manchester United lacked quality, not desire - Mourinho

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Anthony Martial's relationship with Mourinho hit an all-time low during the summer, when Pogba's fellow France global was fined for reputedly leaving the club's pre-season American tour without permission to attend the birth of his baby son, something the player is understood to dispute.

Mourinho was apparently livid with the striker's Instagram usage during the game and did not shy away from letting his ace midfielder know how he felt, after which he was stripped off the vice-captaincy and subsequently dropped for the midweek defeat to Derby.

Another was to bring on Marcus Rashford, who, returning from a three-match suspension, pulled one back for United on 71 minutes when he connected sweetly with a near-post flick from a corner, catching Fabianski by surprise.

The incident followed Pogba's criticisms of his boss' tactics in the wake of the 1-1 draw with Wolves last weekend.

Mourinho has admitted some of his squad are simply not learning from their mistakes, although he rejected the notion certain players simply can not handle the pressure of wearing the famous shirt. "No player is bigger than the club and if I'm happy with his work he plays, if I'm not happy he doesn't play", the boss is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

"I'm happy with his work this week, really happy".

"But I repeat that tomorrow I think we are going to play very well, I think we are going to win a very hard match against a very good opponent, an opponent with great investment, an opponent with a champion manager (Manuel Pellegrini) with lots of experienced players and lots of very talented players".

"I have to train as always, I don't care about the cameras".

However, his relationship with his manager Jose Mourinho has spiraled out of control of late.

"If I put myself in the position of a journalist, maybe people think that sometimes the boys are not committed, maybe people can think the manager doesn't demand enough from them, maybe people think on the training ground we don't train enough this area or that area".

"That's why, when I come to you, you never see me speaking like I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow".

Jose Mourinho's former assistant manager at Manchester United, Rui Faria, has revealed his passion to take on the No 1 job.

"Paul and the other players in the squad know in detail the reason why myself and my coaching staff made a decision to do that", he added.

"After weeks of analyzing and exchanging opinions with my coaching staff we made the decision Paul is just a player and not a captain". Some trained as well as, nobody better.



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