Manchester United fans react to Jose Mourinho saying he needed help at Old Trafford

In a fascinating interview with BeIN Sports, Jose Mourinho covered everything from the best team he has managed to how he signed Didier Drogba from Marseille in his Chelsea days, but what he said on managing unruly players is raising the most eyebrows.

There are no prizes for guessing who the former Red Devils boss may be talking about when he describes players who are ‘not the best professionals’ – Mourinho’s turbulent relationship with Paul Pogba dominated his tenure at Old Trafford, with the pair enduring their ups and downs, although there were more of the latter than the former.

Mourinho explained his view that the manager should not be responsible for player relations and that they should, instead, be allowed to focus on coaching their players while the ‘structure’ behind him/her resolves any confrontation.

The 55-year-old stated that situations where the manager has a ‘direct relationship’ with the player will always end in the former having to make ‘hard decisions’ – one assumes he might be talking about his decision to bench Pogba for the two games prior to his sacking in December.

Demanding that a manager has no interactions with his players beyond the coaching side of things and the club hierarchy deal with all fallout is a difficult request to grant, but maybe it would have made the difference at Old Trafford.

Here’s how Manchester United fans reacted to his comments on Twitter…

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