Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has emphatically hit out at Paul Pogba’s critics.
United’s £89m summer signing has come under a lot of criticism lately, especially due to his enormous price tag, with some football pundits making a mountain out of a molehill for every wrong step the Frenchman takes.
But now, Jose Mourinho has come to the rescue of his young midfielder, who turned 24 on Wednesday, by verbally blasting the critics that have been so harsh of the Red Devils’ star.
The Special One addressed these haters in his pre-match press conference before the Rostov game, by stating (via Guardian): “I feel that the world is losing values and I am scared about the level of envy coming in.
“It is not Paul’s fault that he gets 10 times the money some players did in the past. It is not his fault that some pundits are in real trouble with their lives and need every coin to survive, while Paul is a multi-millionaire.
“I think Paul deserves respect, I think his family deserve respect. He is from a normal working family, a family with three boys and I am sure they needed a lot of foods on their table each day because they are all giants, so their mum and dad must have had to work hard for many, many years to bring them up.”
The Portuguese continued: “This is a kid that came to Manchester as a teenager, who fought for his career here and was not afraid to move to another country and look for better conditions.
“Paul reached the top and nobody gave him anything. I am really worried about the way things are going with previous generations. Envy is everywhere.
“I am very happy with Paul and the club is very happy with Paul. And the best thing is that because of his personality he doesn’t give an a** to what people say about him.”