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The Jose Mourinho XI Based On Stats Since 2009/10 Includes Paul Pogba

The Jose Mourinho XI Based On Stats Since 2009/10 Includes Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho has managed a lot of good players in his career and won a lot of trophies so an XI of his best players was always going to be good, but the inclusion of Paul Pogba is surprising.

Despite a poor end to his spell at Manchester United and an inconsistent start to life as Spurs manager there's no doubt how good a manager Mourinho has been.

One reason things didn't go well at Old Trafford was the falling out the former Chelsea manager had with Pogba, eventually dropping the midfielder who didn't make it off the bench in Mourinho's last game in charge at United, a 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

However according to WhoScored's stats the Frenchman makes it into Mourinho's Best XI of the past 10 years.

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Mourinho's XI since the 2009/10 season. Image: PA Images
Mourinho's XI since the 2009/10 season. Image: PA Images

Since the beginning of the 2009/10 season the former 'Special One' has won the Treble with Inter before moving to La Liga where he won the league and Copa del Rey with Real Madrid.

He moved back to England to win another Premier League title with Chelsea and then ended up at United, where he won the League Cup and Europa League double in his first season there.

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The relationship between the manager and the midfielder deteriorated very quickly after the end of Mourinho's second season in charge in Manchester, after the team finished second to rivals Manchester City in the league.

Initially the former Juventus man was given the captain's armband but it was taken off him after a training ground spat and the manager claimed he would never captain the team again, before dropping him from the first team.

Mourinho supposedly called Pogba a 'virus,' reportedly saying, "You don't play. You don't respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you.

"You are like a person with a flu, with a virus in a closed room - you pass that virus to the others."

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Mourinho's latest victim for specific criticism has been Tanguay Ndombele, who the Spurs boss complained hadn't done enough running, and the 57-year-old was spotted training with the midfielder in a north London park this week.

The Spurs boss was forced to apologise for breaking the current guidelines on social distancing.

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, Manchester United, Serie A, Premier League, Champions League, Real Madrid, La Liga, Inter

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