Paul Pogba Out Of Manchester United's FA Cup Match At Huddersfield

Mourinho Manchester United will sign a midfielder

Jose Mourinho intends to bring in a new midfielder to boost Manchester United;s squad, however that new signing, whomever he may be, is being brought in to replace Michael Carrick, and not the under-fire Paul Pogba.

Pogba had failed to travel for the tie, reporting sick on the morning of the game and leading United to take the highly unusual step of making an official announcement that he would be unavailable due to illness.

Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy said he expected Pogba to respond positively to criticism of his recent performances and come back a better player. For, as we head into the crunch stage of the campaign, a lack of form or consistency from the key stars could see Manchester United's season unravel quite quickly, if the manager is not careful.

"I said immediately to Jose, during the incident, whatever is decided, whether it goes in our favour or not, I don't like it", Wagner explained.

"I think our game is so attractive that to change we have to change for the better", said Mourinho, who had previously backed the use of VAR.

The Frenchman cut a visibly frustrated figure on the United bench at St James' Park as the Red Devils fell 16 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

But midfielder Paul Pogba won't be there.

Having agreed to coach United's U-23s with Warren Joyce, a few training sessions with the likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard reinvigorated a feeling that Scholes thought long gone. They looked good in their build-up play, had their stadium rocking, and had several attempts on goal, but couldn't make the difference where it mattered.

"I did what I had to do which was to score and celebrated".

But ahead of Saturday's match, Mourinho appeared prepared to meet the wishes of Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus for £89.3 million ($123.5 million, 100.5 million euros) in August 2016, by playing him on the left side of a three-man midfield set-up. It's a big lie that we don't agree with his position and his dynamic within the team. "Period. End of story".

"He had a big injury during the season", Mourinho said.

"He was playing phenomenal before that, he played phenomenal after that".

The Belgian has scored in each of the three rounds United have played of this year's competition and now has 11 goals from his past 10 FA Cup appearances and 21 in all competitions this season.



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