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MANCHESTER UNITED manager Jose Mourinho has revealed why Henrikh Mkhitaryan was let go and admits “its isn’t easy” for Paul Pogba.
The Portuguese manager has failed to set the world alight since he moved to Old Trafford two years ago.
But the 55-year-old has revealed both situations have caused him a headache.
Speaking to Gary Lineker on the Premier League Show, the former Chelsea manager admitted Mkhitaryan was struggling to deal with the pace at Man Utd.
When asked if it is hard to keep players in the side when they are not starting, he said: “It is not hard, it is impossible.”
“It depends on the nature of the player.
“The way Myhki dealt with it, is different to other players.
“He realised he was not ready for this reality – physical, mental, competitiveness.
“Also his body, to adapt to that intensity with little time to recover from match to match, is hard.”
When asked on the progress of Paul Pogba, Mourinho was quick to admit he has not reached his full potential.
He added: “It isn’t easy, the county is so different from Italian football, I think it is really hard for him.
“I am not disappointed, the most important thing for me is his personality, he is humble and professional and will keep improving.”
Despite his side falling short by 19 points of league leaders and bitter rival Manchester City, The Special One still penned a new contract back in January until 2020.
And it is believed the board at United will back him with a big budget again this summer.
But Mourinho will be busy looking for talent after he completes his spell of punditry in Russia for the World Cup.