Jose Mourinho reveals advice he gave Paul Pogba after Manchester derby heroics

Jose Mourinho reveals advice he gave Paul Pogba after Manchester derby heroics

Everyone was one more touch, one more trick, one more flick, one more turn'.

Mourinho has often bristled at criticism of his United side this season and he challenged detractors of him and his team to give credit following an impressive run of wins that includes Premier League triumphs over Chelsea, Liverpool and City.

"There was no fluidity".

"We always gave them the opportunity to be solid, compact, together with huge physical strong players, they always had time to organise themselves".

A stirring comeback against Pep Guardiola's men last weekend prevented United's neighbours from winning the title and Mourinho suggested that dramatic result created complacency in his side. "I saw lots of people over the moon because we won against City".

"He told them be careful it is going to be different against West Brom and I go back to Pogba: why didn't you and the rest of the team do what you did against City all season?" added the former France global. "We deserve to be punished but the defeat was too heavy".

"I won eight titles and I am not [over] the moon because I won against Manchester City", he added.

Mourinho's men suffered a shock defeat to West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday. "A bad day and a bad result", Mata said.

This was one of the worst displays of Jose Mourinho's reign, with the Red Devils putting in a shocking performance devoid of intensity or attacking invention.

"After beating Manchester City we wanted a winning spirit until the end of the season but today was one of those days".

Manchester United fans were delighted to see their record signing back to his best as he prodded past Ederson twice to level the derby and help delay City's title charge.

Although the West Brom board are believed to want somebody with more experience, Moore certainly did his chances of becoming the next full-time boss no harm, even if avoiding relegation looks a lost cause. Our aim is to keep this second position. "Sometimes, these things happen".