Paul Pogba has come to the defence of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, comparing their campaign to rivals for failing to win silverware with stylish football.
The Frenchman endured a mixed campaign at Old Trafford as he scored nine goals in 51 appearances in his first season back at Old Trafford following his record-breaking £89.3 million move from Juventus.
However, he quickly started to find his feet and was able to dictate the midfield play, now backed as a future captain by United manager Jose Mourinho.
Speaking about the season, Pogba focused on rivals’ unfulfilled campaigns.
“I accept that we didn’t play well, we didn’t do this, we didn’t do that,” Pogba said. “I know what we did – we won three trophies. That’s all I know.
“And that’s all that matters. Because you can be the best team in the world, you can play great football and you win zero trophies. And who remembers them? No one. Right?”
Man United lifted the EFL Cup and Europa League last season where Tottenham and Liverpool endured trophyless campaigns but secured Champions League football by reaching the top four.
Even with the shaky handover from Sir Alex Ferguson, the side now seem back on track under the Portuguese boss and have still won more trophies in the last 13 months than Spurs have managed in 25 years and Liverpool, who have lifted one trophy in the last decade.