Manchester manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that his side “were not such a good team” when Paul Pogba left the field in the 66th minute of Wednesday night’s 1-0 defeat at Basel.
Paul Pogba was replaced in the second half as Mourinho continues to protect the Frenchman, but the United boss has admitted that the midfielder’s exit played a role in the English giants losing the match.
“Did Pogba coming off have an impact on the team? I think it did have an impact, we were not such a good team after Paul came off but it had to be with the levels of fatigue after 65 minutes,” Mourinho told reporters.
“I brought to the pitch an experienced player like [Nemanja] Matic and thought it couldn’t affect the game. I bring Marcus [Rashford] to give us more speed, more problems to them, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] to hold the ball and the approach was good.”