Jose Mourinho couldn’t hide the fact Paul Pogba is a threat on the football pitch during the latest episode of All or Nothing.
The former Manchester United manager didn’t have the best relationship with Pogba during his time at Old Trafford, despite being the man who resigned the Frenchman from Juventus.
But two years after getting sacked by United, it’s clear that Mourinho has some respect for Pogba.
He may not send Pogba a Christmas card this year, but when it comes to his Spurs players Mourinho will tell them to wise up and monitor the United star with greater application.
Back in June, Pogba came back from a six month spell on the sidelines as a second-half substitute during Spurs draw with United. He made the difference.
Mourinho made sure to warn his players at half-time about the difference Pogba could make before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made his call to bring the midfielder on at a time Spurs were winning 1-0 thanks to a Steven Bergwijn goal.
He told the Spurs players in the dressing room, as shown via All or Nothing: “I think, for sure, sooner or later Pogba is coming. And every time Pogba has the ball, he will have the vision, he will have the quality of pass.
“So I can imagine Pogba from a position like that [deep right of midfield] to get the ball and to make a beautiful pass here for Marcus Rashford to go.
“So Pogba will improve the quality of passing, so we need to press him. And we need to control what is far from him.
“They want to press all the time. You need to measure the risk, don’t make mistakes, don’t attract the pressure.
“One thing is to play short — one pass, another pass and then we go — another thing is pass here, pass here, pass here because you are attracting the pressure.
“There is a lot of space to counter-attack and to kill them.”
He then shouted: “Don’t let Pogba shoot! If he approaches the box, press the ball if he shoots!”
How has he predicted that so accurately 😭 pic.twitter.com/hbRBQPaiWm
— lew (@UtdLew) September 14, 2020
The match finished 1-1 with Bruno Fernandes scoring from the penalty spot.
Prescient from Mourinho in HT team-talk to Spurs players about Pogba, shown in next All or Nothing: 'I can imagine Pogba from a position like that to get the ball and to make a beautiful pass for Marcus Rashford to go.' Pogba found Rashford for a chance he wasted in added time.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) September 11, 2020
Pogba came back with a bang!