Paul Scholes' story about his Man United comeback is brilliant

Ross Houston
February 20, 2018

Manager Jose Mourinho had insisted Pogba was in line to start at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday, with United aiming to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals but the midfielder has seemingly fallen ill overnight.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince and father of Huddersfield Town attacking midfielder Tom Ince will be watching from the stands today as his old team travel to his sons team for the FA Cup fifth round.

In what is going to be a pivotal week for Manchester United's season with two important games in the Champions League and against Chelsea, José Mourinho will have been thinking of how to get the upper hand tactically against two very different sides.

With that in mind, it seems like a ideal time to analyse how have Manchester United fared against Spanish clubs in the past.

Mata played a fine throughball to Lukaku, who charged into the penalty area before cutting back on his right foot and firing low past the wrong-footed goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

The report states that Mourinho sees Kroos as the ideal replacement for Michael Carrick, who will retire at the end of the season. I believe so. (Marcus) Rashford, (Ander) Herrera, (Antonio) Valencia, I think they have a chance.

"He's the same as any other player and Mourinho has come out very strongly in a statement that's really said "I'm in control" and it's about controlling players, not about keeping them happy".

In a game where Manchester United only had five shots to Huddersfield's 19, it was exactly the kind of ruthlessness they needed.

Mourinho himself admitted that United need a midfield player last week, before United struggled to create in midfield areas against Huddersfield.

According to The Sun, Mourinho accused Pogba of being "too casual" and "too careless" after hauling him off a minute after Matt Ritchie scored the Newcastle victor.

"When I see him walk out against Liverpool and Arsenal and all those teams, I am a proud dad". Pirlo's playmaking abilities allowed Pogba the freedom to play his box-to-box footballing style to the best of his abilities. The mood around the club was low after last weekend's 1-0 loss to Newcastle - their second defeat in three games after the reverse against Tottenham on transfer deadline day - but now they can approach a pivotal week with renewed confidence.

Ultimately, Paul Pogba's absence is detrimental to Manchester United because the young Frenchman is the backbone to Mourinho's midfield.

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