Roy Keane has responded to Paul Pogba’s criticism of former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. World Cup winner Pogba recently praised current Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and claimed he ‘wouldn’t go against his players’ unlike Mourinho, writes Metro.
Tottenham boss Mourinho fell out with a number of Manchester United players during his two-year spell at Old Trafford and Pogba claims he treated certain players as if they ‘don’t exist’.
Pogba told Sky Sports: ‘What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players. He wouldn’t go against the players. ‘Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole. ‘Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that, and the next day you don’t know what happened.
That’s the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because even I don’t know. So, yeah.’ Responding to Pogba’s comments, former Manchester United captain Keane told Sky Sports: ‘He’s saying he didn’t like Mourinho and he now likes Ole, it’s not necessarily about liking your manager, it’s about going out and doing the business week in week out.
‘This idea that he loves Ole, that doesn’t guarantee you trophies. It’s about respecting your manager. ‘They’re different managers but I tell you what, I like the look of Mourinho’s CV. ‘He’s talking about this stuff with Mourinho, you put that to one side. You’re playing for Manchester United, whatever you think of your manager, you put it to one side.
‘I’m sure Jose would admit he’s made mistakes, but I played under great managers and they all made mistakes. Sometimes you have to get on with it. ‘It’s not like Pogba’s only been there for 12 months, he’s been there for three or four years and it’s not exactly like Manchester United have been competing for trophies. ‘When United signed Pogba, it wasn’t to be playing in the Europa League and to be trying to win the League Cup.’