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Paul Pogba Proved ‘Einsteins’ Wrong With Europa Brace, Says Jose Mourinho

boss took a dig at “Einsteins” after world record signing scored a brace in United’s 4-1 win over Fenerbahce. The Portuguese manager then accentuated that the critics would now surely soften their stance with the French playmaker.

mourinhoPogba opened the scoring from a penalty and went on to score his second from a brilliant long range strike that helped the Red Devils to clinch a comfortable victory in the game at on Thursday.

Earlier, Pogba had drawn huge criticism for his lack lustre performances after arriving at Old Trafford this summer for a world record fee of £89million from .

pogboomPogba had struggled to match the standards at Old Trafford and failed to curate any chances in the high-octane Manchester Derby followed by a series of sloppy performances.

However, Pogba came back strong in Man Utd’s 4-1 win over reigning league champions Leicester City, as the French midfielder scored his first goal for United this season, before his impressive brace against Fenerbahce on Thursday.

pogbaIn the post-match news conference, Mourinho said: “In some of your mouths, he goes from the worst player in the Premier League to the best player in 48 hours, especially the Einsteins.”

“Really, we know he is a very good player. We know he needs his time to show his potential. He needs time to adapt.”

“He is a confident boy — he is not depressed because some people say he is a bad player — and he is just calm, so I don’t think today will make a big difference.”

“But it’s always nice for a player to score goals at home, especially a beautiful goal.”

mourinhoBefore the Europa League clash, in a pre-match news conference Mourinho had said that Henrikh Mkhiratyan had resumed training but the former Dortmund winger couldn’t earn game time against Fenerbahce.

However, after the 4-1 win, Mourinho explained: “We played with Lingard, Mata and Martial. I’m not an Einstein — I don’t know a system to play four wingers at the same time. He has to work more to get the intensity and real fitness to play at a high level.”

rooneyRooney came back into action on Thursday and was used as striker ahead of . The United captain stood up to the expectations of his manager – creating chances and looked confident in the final third. Michael Carrick also played a pivotal role which helped Pogba to play his natural game.

pogba-martialWhen asked if Thurday’s performances would influence his decision to reshape his first team for the upcoming games, Mourinho said: “They are independent matches. I chose this team because I felt it was the team to win it.

“After such an intense game on Monday, I thought that some of the players would be in better condition to perform than others. I start thinking about tomorrow.”

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