Pogba not being punished with bench role – Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho says he did not leave Paul Pogba out of Manchester United’s win over Huddersfield on Saturday to punish the midfielder, but felt Scott McTominay would be better suited to the game.

Pogba underwhelmed in midweek as United lost 2-0 to Tottenham in the Premier League and was subsequently left on the bench until the 65th minute as the Red Devils recovered with a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford.

But Mourinho explained that he felt 21-year-old McTominay’s “genius” in simplicity in place of Pogba would have been more effective in a compact midfield against the struggling visitors.

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“I change a few players and the intention was not to punish anyone,” Mourinho told reporters afterwards.

“To punish anyone I also need someone to punish me because we are a team and, when we win we win together, we lose together.

“Paul is a fantastic player, no doubt for me one of the most talented midfield players in the world but to sit on the bench one day is not the end of the world.”

Despite having been limited to just 16 appearances in the Premier League this season, Pogba is third in the assist chart with nine to go along with his three goals.

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