Manchester United manager claims that players are motivated

Jose Mourinho denies that he’s fallen out with any of his Manchester United players

Manchester United manager claims that players are motivated

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December 5th, 2018

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The Old Trafford dressing room clearly does not seem like a happy place at the moment, with Jose Mourinho casting an Ebenezer Scrooge-like presence and his players clearly keen to see the back of him.

The Manchester United continues to deny there are any rifts despite allegedly referring to Paul Pogba as a virus after Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Southampton and claims that the players are continuing to do a professional job.

“I don’t understand that story,” Mourinho said. “If you think a player only plays, in your words, when he is behind the manager, what I have to call these players – or in this case, what you are calling them – is dishonest.

“A football player is paid – and very well paid – to be a professional. What is that? It is to train every day to his limits, to play every game to his limits, to behave socially according to the nature of his job, to respect the millions of fans around the world and to respect the hierarchies of the club.

“If a player doesn’t do that, it is one thing is to perform well and not so well, another thing is to be a professional. If you say a player plays well or badly because of how good a manager is, you are calling the player dishonest.”

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