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Paul Pogba Hits Out at Jose Mourinho’s Negative Tactics Against Wolves



Paul Pogba has hit out at Jose Mourinho’s negative tactics following Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves.

The Red Devils have won only three of their opening six matches in the Premier League and were held at home to newly-promoted Wolves after Joao Moutinho cancelled out Fred’s opener.

While Jose Mourinho focused on the attitude of his players in the aftermath of the disappointment at Old Trafford, Pogba believes United’s cautious game plan was what hurt them most.

David De Gea was United’s standout player, denying Wolves with several top-class saves, while Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez struggled in attack.

‘We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves,’ the Frenchman said.

‘When we are at home we should attack, attack, attack. That’s Old Trafford. We are here to attack.

‘I think teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.

‘Maybe the attitude should be better and we should play better because, again, we are at Old Trafford and we should just attack and press like we did against Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal last season.

‘When we play like this it’s easier for us.’

Asked why United failed to pose more of a threat versus Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, Pogba replied: ‘I can’t tell you because I’m a player – it’s not me.

‘I’m not the manager, I cannot say that, but obviously we should show more option of playing, but I cannot say that because I’m a player.

‘That’s my way of thinking – we should move better, we should move more.’

Mourinho questioned the desire of his players after the defeat and Pogba believes United’s Champions League tie in midweek may have had an impact.

‘Yeah, it’s true that maybe we should have showed more hunger in some parts,’ the midfielder said.

‘Maybe as well we felt a bit of fatigue because we played Champions League. Maybe he’s right, I don’t know.

‘We didn’t lose, but for me we should have won. We are at home, they are three points that we should get.

‘I don’t know how many games we’ve had at home – three – and we’ve got only four points. It’s not enough.

‘We’ve played six games in the Premier League, it’s not that we should get worried, but we should obviously get closer – get closer and closer (to the leaders). It’s better for us if we get close.’

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