In recent weeks Jose Mourinho has hit back at pundits and has now criticised Former United Midfielder Paul Scholes of being jealous of the money Paul Pogba earns at United.
Scholes in his role as a pundit in BT said that Pogba didn’t look fit and also does not play like a £90 million pounds midfielder. He also claimed mourinho has failed as a manageryin United following the clubs recent goalless draw against Southampton at Old Trafford.
After United’s 2-0 win away to Everton, Mourinho didn’t hold back claiming the Ex midfielder wanted to still be at the club but that was a problem he couldn’t solve. Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs are also ex footballers who have gone into punditry but Mourinho has chosen to pay full attention to Scholes.
“Maybe I’m lucky this time and the Kings of rock and roll who say I was underperforming last time think I have well done this time, Mourinho said. Asked Specifically about Scholes comment, he added: “I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is to criticise. I don’t think he comments, he criticises , which is a different thing.
“Not everyone of us has to be phenomenal as he was as a player- that does not mean we all have to be phenomenal. Paul (pogba) tries to do all his best all the time. Sometimes he plays very well, sometimes he plays well, sometimes he doesn’t play so well. It’s not Paul’s fault that he made much more money than Paul scholes did. It’s not Paul’s fault, it’s just the way football is.
Mourinho Continued: Scholes will be remembered as a phenomenal player, not as a pundit. I prefer to look at him as a phenomenal player of the club I am proud to represent. Everyday I try to do my best. If paul one day decides to be a manager, I wish that he can be 25 per cent as successful as myself. Fifty percent of that is 12.5 silverware. 25% is around 6. If he’s 25 percent he’ll be quite happy.
Paul Scholes is a phenomenal player, one of the best I’ve ever seen in midfield.He gave so much to my club that I can only thank him for that.
The prestige of this club is based on people like him, so successful here.
Mourinho also said that Romelu lukaku who was ruled out of the everton game after a head injury sustained against Southampton may make a surprise return against Derby county in the FA Cup on Friday.