Jose Mourinho made mild of claims Paul Pogba was provided to Manchester City after the participant’s star flip in a shocking Manchester derby comeback on Saturday.
Trailing 2-zero at half time and outplayed by their rivals, Man United seemed set to observe Pep Guardiola and his costs rejoice the Premier League title on the Etihad Stadium.
Pogba, nevertheless, had different concepts, and hit twice in a matter of minutes to degree the sport earlier than Chris Smalling struck to seal a three-2 win.
The midfielder’s star flip got here only a day after Guardiola had claimed he was provided the participant by agent Mino Raiola through the January switch window.
Now Mourinho believes that Pogba’s worth has simply skilled a sudden upturn following his match-profitable efficiency.
“If the accusation from his agent is that he needs to go to different golf equipment, his price has gone up,” the supervisor stated to Sky Sports activities after the ultimate whistle.
Whereas United’s win delays title celebrations for at the least every week on the Etihad, Mourinho however believes it is just a matter of time earlier than City get their palms on the trophy.
“Our problem is to complete second however I need to congratulate City for the title as a result of they will win and deservedly,” he added.
“They gave no probability to the others as a result of that they had this season of do not cease profitable. My goal right here was to get factors and never spoil any celebrations.
“The purpose is, can we enhance sufficient to catch them subsequent season?”
Mourinho famous that he wasn’t happy with how his aspect conceded the primary aim, however knew he needed to maintain spirits up after falling behind.
“I used to be actually unhappy with the primary aim and I feel it’s the third nook they scored towards us this season. Then with the second it was essential for the gamers to maintain assured,” he stated.
“We moved the ball, greater than any staff has towards Manchester City. We pressed a bit larger and we stored our form to get an excellent outcome.
“I feel mathematically we’d like six factors to remain within the prime 4 and this win is a part of that tonight.”