Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince issued a strong defence of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Pogba has started both of Manchester United's Premier League games this season, despite his key role in France's World Cup victory. The 25-year-old was handed the captain's armband but criticised in the aftermath of their shock 3-2 loss against Brighton.
Pogba was then critical of the team's approach to that game, including his own: "The attitude that we had was not like we wanted to beat them. They had more anger than us and that showed on the pitch. I put myself first. My attitude wasn't right enough."
Speaking on BT Sport, Ince declared Pogba correct to point out the weaknesses and feels the book must stop with the manager.
If I was captain after that game, I would have said exactly the same that Pogba said. The attitude wasn't right, the intensity wasn't right, people trying to lambast him for that?
He went on to say he would not have wanted to play for Mourinho's team.
"If I was Man Utd captain after last week's game, I'd have said the same as Pogba!"@PaulInce says Mourinho's style doesn't suit the club...#SaturdaySav pic.twitter.com/XqJDjixrKi
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 25, 2018
Ince has been strongly critical of the club under Mourinho in recently, calling them a 'laughing stock' and 'total mess' last week.