Man United into FA Cup quarters despite VAR troubles


The likes of Marcus Rashford, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were all sidelined for Saturday's FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town, while Paul Pogba was forced to pull out on the morning of the match due to illness. Mourinho has insisted he has no issue with the player, beyond his recent poor displays, although the manager has certainly become more critical of Pogba in recent weeks.

Manchester United will return to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League this Wednesday.

"Mourinho has still got a huge six months at Man United in terms of talking about him long term at the club".

Manchester United's Champions League trip to Sevilla on Wednesday night is the type of occasion for which the English giants swallowed their pride to pay $125 million for Paul Pogba, four years after he left Old Trafford for Juventus as a free agent.

"United were always our great rivals when I was at City, and we played some really important games against them".

But ESPN pundit Steve Nicol reckons they need to sign one player to get the best out of him. "He's never been a nurturer, he's never been a guy who can take young players and improve them in the way that [Pep] Guardiola clearly is improving players at Manchester City".

"But now I think it's too early to say any more".

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Mourinho accused Pogba of being "too casual" and "too careless" after substituting him a minute after Matt Ritchie scored the Newcastle victor last week.

It has also been claimed that Pogba is unhappy at United, although this was denied by Mourinho.

This is a lot more of the same, and it seems that, whoever the sources are, they're trying to calm things down.

"Mourinho is in a hard position".

"(It) means you have to defend well, have the physical conditions to go to the other box, where you have to be good at scoring, creating, heading and then, when your team loses the ball, you have to go to the other box", said Mourinho.

"I'm not sure who you'd leave out and where you'd play him". When you think of all the wonderful players we're watching every week in the Premier League - [Eden] Hazard, David Silva, the list is endless. This player isn't even close to them.