Van Gaal: I wanted Man Utd to play like Guardiola's City

Jose Mourinho

Mourinho also said he expects Luke Shaw to still be at United next season, despite substituting the defender at half-time in the win over Brighton before the worldwide break and again criticising the left-back's display.

Pogba, who starred for France against Russian Federation this week, has found himself on the bench in recent games for the club.

Pogba put his recent club woes behind him to shine for France, scoring and notching an assist in his country's 3-1 win over Russian Federation on Tuesday.

However, Mourinho said that setback could not be used as a reason for Pogba's form.

Mourinho believes he has enough attacking options with Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez all available for the number nine role next season. "Ask him when you get a chance what he thinks about it".

"If he [Young] is unavailable, then Shaw is always an option", Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference on Friday.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refuted suggestions that he spoke to France coach Didier Deschamps about Paul Pogba and his recent performances. Young was available to play against Brighton but I started with Shaw, so that's not a problem.

The frustrated United boss refused to offer any excuses for Pogba's poor form yesterday (fri), insisting that his problems had nothing to do with the injury in a series of terse answers to questions about the France midfielder.

He scored 28 goals last season but struggled to make an impression this term after being restricted to just seven appearances because of a knee injury.

"If I want to change the player in minute five then I change the player in minute five".

"But I speak with Carlos a couple of times every week".

Only midfielders Nemanja Matic and McTominay, playing in place of Pogba, were spared Mourinho's wrath and the United boss faces a stern test of his man-management skills to ensure there is no residual effect from that public humiliation of his stars.

According to the Daily Mail, Shaw rounded on the Portuguese in the dressing room, asking: "why are you always picking on me?"

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