I like to imagine Graeme Souness in his house, rambling to his wife, and pointing at a pin board with numerous pictures of Paul Pogba on and clip outs from newspaper articles about the Frenchman, "I want to talk about the pass percentage, no one's talking about the pass percentage".
"To play for Manchester United is hard enough for a kid of 19 years old coming from another country and after an important injury and surgery... he doesn't need to face more difficulties from the accumulation of matches". He doesn't need to face more difficulties.
"We go there like all the games, we prepare ourselves", he added.
Mourinho explained that he is concerned over the potential impact of Young Boys' artificial pitch on the United captain's knee, with Dalot, Ashley Young and Matteo Darmian the options.
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Mourinho has fielded a central defensive partnership of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof in each of those three wins, having started the season with Eric Bailly playing alongside the Sweden global. "I don't want to say [it] was [Eric] Bailly or Jones and is now Smalling or Lindelof".
"I think he has to change". The spirit, the cooperation, the empathy, the communication, all of that has improved and good results bring confidence.
It follows a summer of unrest at Old Trafford, with Pogba linked with a move to Barcelona after a bust-up with Jose Mourinho.
"I know I missed that one, but I told him (Mourinho) I won't do the same mistake this time". He's my agent and that's it. Rojo did play for the U23's last week but is still not ready for first team action just yet.
Before the game, Mourinho had urged his team to follow the example of Swiss tennis great Roger Federer and show they were capable of winning on different surfaces.