Jose Mourinho: 'Some players care more than others'

Jose Mourinho: 'Some players care more than others'

Last Wednesday's training ground incident with Paul Pogba - row, discussion, confrontation. call it what you will - was an example of the Manchester United manager knowing exactly where and when to make a point and, as he walked into his Old Trafford press conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Valencia, he was at it again.

But the striker, who is earning £500,000 per week, is yet to justify the outlay on him and while United may be regretting moving to United, the club may well be regretting bringing him in too.

Media reports following United's 3-1 league defeat at West Ham United on Saturday linked former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane with Mourinho's job.

However, according to English publication The Sun, the France legend gave Mourinho a call because he was anxious his managerial colleague would think he is plotting behind his back and putting more pressure on his shoulders.

They are 14th in La Liga with just one win in their opening seven games but have only lost once.

After the defeat to West Ham, Pogba was asked to comment on United's display but simply replied: 'You want me dead?' They do it, they don't do it that's a different story, but I repeat I am naive or I still believe the player is an honest man'.

"You can be laughing and be the saddest person in the world and you can be with a very sad face and you can be a fantastic actor and inside of you, you are very happy, so sometimes what you see is not what you get".

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After four and a half minutes, with security apparently on the way, the door of the elevator is finally allowed to close. I was demanding a connection, demanding that he look at us, demanding that he give us real answers", she said.

"That didn't happen. It's a very, very bad day for us", Shaw added, before letting rip on United's players in no uncertain terms whatsoever.

That has led to mounting speculation about Mourinho's future at the club, but Shaw believes it is the players who need to shoulder the blame.

"We made mistakes, for sure the manager will be telling us about them, but I don't believe any player goes on to the pitch not wanting to give his best".

"We are not aggressive and intense enough to close that shot", Mourinho said when asked about the Lindelof own goal.

Manchester United's misfiring players need to take responsibility for a "horrendous" display against West Ham that leaves them languishing in 10th place in the Premier League, defender Luke Shaw said. I have a role to play, everyone has a role to play.

Valencia are even lower in the La Liga table than United are in the Premier League and on current form would not ordinarily be regarded as hard opponents, though it is the wretched form recently shown by Tuesday's hosts that could be the greater factor in the contest.

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