Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho expects 'difficult season'

May JohnsonSep 22, 2018

United came through their midweek European encounter on an artificial pitch relatively unscathed and Mourinho will be able to field a strong starting XI against Wolves, who are a place and a point below his team in the standings.

I like to imagine Graeme Souness in his house, rambling to his wife, and pointing at a pin board with numerous pictures of Paul Pogba on and clip outs from newspaper articles about the Frenchman, "I want to talk about the pass percentage, no one's talking about the pass percentage".

After PSG were beaten by Liverpool the night before, people here in France had real fears about Lyon going to play Manchester City and they got the win.

That the season follows a World Cup also adds to the challenge, a fact epitomised by Tottenham - the club with the most semi-finalists - losing three successive games since comprehensively winning at Old Trafford.

This season the 25 year old has had a good start to the season, scoring four goals, and being dominant for the Red Devils in midfield.

Jose Mourinho has told Diogo Dalot he will have to wait for his Premier League bow despite an impressive debut against Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday.

But Mourinho continues to put his faith in Pogba and has made him captain in the absence of Antonio Valencia.

"He's probably been one of United's best players this season so far".

"Having the ball is only half of the game".

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"You can't pick and choose when you want to be bang at it".

He came back to the club as a World Cup victor so maybe Mourinho thought, I will take this lad down a peg or two.

"I think the team is more compact, more solid, the spirit, the co-operation, the empathy, the communication, all of that has improved in the team and good results bring confidence and I think we're improving as a team".

"I think he has to change". If I'm having a good day, that means I'm stopping the guy I'm against directly.

The Frenchman is not viewed as a similar type of player to the versatile Milner, yet Souness indicated the former England global would be the one to get the nod in his side.

"With him, he needs to sit down and look at himself if he wants to get where he wants to be".

But there were some Liverpool fans defending their former manager.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Souness's latest comments about Pogba caused quite a stir on social media.

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