France midfielder Paul Pogba has praised his club coach Ole Gunnar in comparison to his previous manager Jose Mourinho, labeling the Portuguese tactician as an ‘unpredictable loner’.
Speaking on Friday via Sky Sports Pogba was full of praise to the Norwegian on the eve of Manchester United’s win against Tottenham Hotspurs in the league.
After the game, there erupted a war of words between the two managers, something that Pogba thinks is quite typical of the portuguese.
“We got the result we wanted and that’s all that matters, but Mourinho we all know him, he is now shifting focus off the game and creating other things because he lost. We all know him, that’s how he is,” said Pogba who fell out with Mourinho during his spell at Manchester united.
Manchester United currently sit second on the log with 63 points after 31 games, 11 adrift of leaders Manchester City, but this according to Pogba does not bother them.
Just recently, it was revealed that the Red Devils hierarchy is set to renew Ollegunnar’s contract as great improvement has been witnessed at the club under him.
According to Pogba, the Norwegian gaffer is all about love and treats all his players equally unlike Mourinho who had no friends and was unpredictable.
“I think with both coaches, they are so passionate about winning, but Olle would never go against the players. He doesn’t put anyone on the side as if they don’t exist anymore and that’s the difference between the two. Once Mourinho was an amazing friend to me, then one day things changed suddenly and I was sidelined. With Olle, his style is different and that’s what creates harmony in the dressing room,” said the Frenchman who also added that the current United manager helped him a lot to regain back his confidence and fitness.
On Sunday United will be home against 16th placed Burnley who are only five points away from the relegation zone.
Paul Pogba this season has scored five goals and assisted five others in all competitions where he has played 34 games.
By Shadrack Andenga Odinga