Mourinho said Pogba had shown what he is capable of in Wednesday's 2-0 win at Bournemouth after being substituted just four days earlier in a shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom that handed Manchester City the Premier League title.
Spurs' wait for silverware continues: Tottenham Hotspur unquestionably have one of the most talent squads across Europe, but their failure to deliver trophies may disintegrate the side sooner rather than later. At half-time we spoke - we came back late for the second half because we spoke a lot - and organized ourselves.
"I think about Arsenal because we need one point to finish in the top four but we need seven to finish second".
However, the Red Devils boss has been widely criticised for his style and knows even more flak will head his way if he does not overcome former club Chelsea in next month's FA Cup final. We are in another final.
They will no doubt be eager to return to their usual north London base, in their new stadium next season and Pochettino wants to make sure that the Champions League anthem will ring out through the new speakers.
However, it did not take long for Manchester United to answer. For a while on Saturday it appeared Mourinho's side might be swept away by Tottenham who scored in the 10th minute through Dele Alli and threatened to add to their lead. Mourinho will get an opportunity to build a team to his wishes, as it will be his third season at the club.
Was this collapse, then, more mental than physical or tactical, borne out of a grim sense of deja vu? Heading into the semi-final showdown with Southampton the French marksman had bagged a brace, against these same opponents, as well as looking comfortable in blue. What do we make of that comment, should us Spurs fans be alarmed or was it just his use of our language? I wouldn't be able to tell you exactly what it is. Pochettino also swapped things around after Tottenham's 1-1 draw at Brighton, bringing back Alli, Davinson Sanchez, Kieran Trippier, Michel Vorm and Eric Dier.
A number of players may be quietly weighing up their options as they desperately pursue silverware, but there are now concerns about the future of manager Mauricio Pochettino too. Tottenham could not close out their chances, and that cost them the game.More news: Seven inmates killed as turf war turns into riot in US prison
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