Mourinho questions Pogba's commitment and consistency - for Man Utd

Jose Mourinho said Paul Pogba thrived because you couldn't lose concentration in World Cup environment

The 25-year-old former Sheffield United and Hull City man, who also spent time on loan at Wigan Athletic, was a standout performer for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

He also feels a World Cup is the flawless environment for Pogba, with no outside distractions: "I don't think it's about us getting the best out of him, it's about him giving the best he has to give", the experienced manager told ESPN FC.

'Knowing Anthony the way I know him I think if you can get the best out of him, he's up there ability-wise with the best in the league.

Speaking to ESPN, Mourinho noted that it would be impossible for Pogba to perform in the same way at Man United.

Martial is ready to quit United after his agent revealed last month that the 22-year-old wanted to leave in search of regular football.

"During a season, you can have a big match then a smaller match, then one even smaller, then you can lose your focus, you can lose your concentration, then comes a big match again". This feeds the concentration of a player.

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"I think sometimes it is hard to get to know him as a person, as a character because of the way he is".

The content of what Mourinho is saying here isn't exactly wrong.

Maguire set England on their way in their World Cup quarter-final against Sweden. A knockout game against Argentina will always be more motivating than Burnley at home.

Should the Portuguese boss be getting the best out of Pogba?

After playing every minute of Leicester's 2017-18 Premier League campaign, Maguire forced his way into Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad.

That sparked speculation over his United future amid claims of a falling out with manager Mourinho, who has suggested the former Juve player can lose his focus at the Theatre of Dreams.

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