This is the reason Paul Pogba left Old Trafford in 2012

by Steven Clarke February 19, 2018, 0:30
This is the reason Paul Pogba left Old Trafford in 2012

Mourinho' men seemed to have doubled the lead minutes before halftime when Juan Mata found the back of the net on an Ashley Young cross but the referee referred to the VAR and the goal was ruled out deemed offside.

"I don't have to speak with you about my conversations with my players".

What an absolute dog's dinner!

"I'm up for it and I think it is needed, especially when it is a clear decision", said Mata.

The home crowd were buoyed by the decision and were firmly behind Huddersfield as they kept up their pressure early in the second half, but another slick United counter-attack made it two and sapped the fans' energy.

The duo were unavailable for last Saturday's 1-0 loss to Newcastle at St James' Park due to injury and will miss United's trip to Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

"We need to sign a midfield player", said Mourinho.

"So, be objective and say what we all know: in the last couple of matches he didn't play well".

French publication L'Equipe claimed Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus for 89.3 million ($123.5 million, 100.5 million euros) in August 2016, had been unhappy in a more defensive role in the team and said his future lay away from Old Trafford.

Huddersfield were targeting the United left to good effect and Tom Ince came close to equalising when Florent Hadergjonaj crossed from that side, though he just failed to get clean contact on the ball as he slid to meet it. But we know that it is experimental and we have to accept it but I am speaking after a 2-0 victory!

"I think our game is so handsome that to change we have to change for the better", said Mourinho, who had previously backed the use of VAR. "Because we are going to lose Michael Carrick".

"The good thing was [the goal] was not needed because we won anyway but I think we all wished it was quicker".

But Pogba's late withdrawal from the game has not done anything to help Mourinho's mood, with the Portuguese giving little time to the Frenchman's absence when asked about his position.

An incident involving the use of VAR technology dominated the headlines, but it didn't make any difference to the scoreline as United progressed to a meeting with Brighton in the quarter-finals.


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