Pogba Played Like Manchester United – At Half Pace Says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is confident that the club will not suffer any hangover after their winning start to the new campaign was halted following two successive defeats.

The Red Devils began the new campaign in fine form winning each of their opening four games but have struggled of late suffering back to back losses against Manchester City at Old Trafford on Saturday and away to Feyenrood last night.

Yesterday’s 1-0 defeat to Eredivisie leaders meant that the club have now gone the six away games in Europe without claiming a win and whilst United are struggling for form at the moment Mourinho is remaining confident that the club will bounce back against Watford on Sunday.

Speaking after the match the Portuguese stated that he did not get carried away over United’s early season victories and that he is fully aware of just how big of a job he has on his hands at Old Trafford.

One player who particularly came in for criticism during the defeat to Feyenoord was Paul Pogba. Mourinho Started Pogba in a more advanced number ten role in behind Marcus Rashford up top and whilst he struggled to have any real impact on the game the new United boss Portuguese refused to criticise Pogba specifically.

Pogba has endured a slow start on his return back to United with the midfielder failing to reproduce the form he showed throughout his days in Italy with Juventus. And with the likes Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin all fighting for place in centre of midfield the Frenchman will undoubtedly need to improve his game or face been left out of the starting eleven by Mourinho.

With a trip to face Watford next up on the agenda for Manchester United, it is essential that the club get back to winning ways. Mourinho will be fully aware of just how difficult of a task it will be to take three points away from vicarage road but should United turn up against the hornets and produce the form they showed in their opening four games there will only be one winner.

The club are in need of a lift. Recent defeats in the hands of Manchester City and Feyenoord have dampened the mood somewhat inside Old Trafford. The previous optimism and excitement fans had surrounding Jose Mourinho has now turned into frustration and discontent and should United fail to beat Watford on Sunday that ill feeling will only gather yet more momentum.