Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that Paul Pogba was in “phenomenal” form, before he was red-carded during the Premier League game at Arsenal last year.
Mourinho also revealed that Pogba had a “big injury”, but chose not to undergo surgery like Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
“He had a big injury in the season, big injury, he had a big injury, he almost went to surgery like Dembele in Barcelona with a similar injury, the decision was not to do it and go to a conservative treatment, everyone [was] really happy.
“He had a red card against Arsenal, probably in his best match and the team’s best moment.
“He was out for a long long time and in this moment he is not playing well, period. And the team needs him at a good level.
“When he is not a good level, the team is not as good. It happens with every team when the most crucial players are not performing.
“You don’t need to come with we want to sell him, you don’t need that.
“Some people go in that direction, some of them I know for many, many years and their surname is liar, and that’s not nice.
“He plays tomorrow,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday.