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Pogba thanks Mourinho for improving him

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has thanked Jose Mourinho for helping him “improve as a person” despite the breakdown of their relationship in the last few months leading up to the former manager’s sacking on Tuesday.

Mourinho, who replaced Dutchman Louis van Gaal in 2016.

He won the Europa League and League Cup in his first campaign but his third season was dominated by media reports of a rift with Pogba while United laboured on the pitch playing dull soccer.

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Pogba was stripped of vice-captaincy earlier this season and dropped for the final three league games of Mourinho’s tenure, but the France international said that he had no hard feelings towards the Portuguese.

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“We won trophies with Jose and I want to thank him for that. Not everything worked well, but (some) things went well.

“He makes me improve, as a person as well, and that’s it. That’s the past, I want to thank him for that. I’m sure that is the same for all the players,” Pogba told the British media.

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Pogba was immediately restored to the starting line-up under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and produced two assists in Saturday’s 5-1 Premier League thrashing of Cardiff City.

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“The performance of the team was great and we are happy that the first game of the manager starts like this.

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“It’s important now to carry on like that. We cannot play like this and win with five goals and then the next game lose,” Pogba added.

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United, who are sixth in the standings with 29 points after 18 matches, host Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.

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