Jose Mourinho praises Paul Pogba's 'great influence' on Man United

Jose Mourinho

The French midfielder, returning from an eight-week injury lay-off, notched a goal and assist in United's 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.

Mourinho's team have now scored 19 goals in the six matches Pogba has started this season, and the Portuguese coach admitted he struggled to replaced the 24-year-old when he was sidelined.

"When he was injured I made a decision to close my mouth, we can not be crying, we have to find solutions that we have".

"So with him we had much more creation". We know his quality.

United will face FC Basle on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League.

"It's a kick up the backside maybe for Lukaku who's not been in good form, to say "listen, you need to get back on track again after the global break, you need to start scoring again, because I've got other players coming in, it could be Ibra, it could be (Marcus) Rashford".

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"And at the end, we see the result".

Ibrahimovic has impressed United staff with his professionalism and work ethic in bouncing back from an injury that could have finished the career of a player half his age.

"I left it in Paul's hands as to how long he played".

Chris Smalling headed in another fine Ashley Young cross to make it 2-1 just before half time, before Pogba got one for himself as the home team dominated in the second half, knocking in the ball after Rashford cleverly headed a Romelu Lukaku cross into his path.

And while Rashford and Martial produced starring performances, Mourinho feels the fact they are such similar players means he is likely to keep rotating the pair and increase competition for places. "We had control, we had goals and attractive actions". But Mourinho admitted it was Lukaku's goal - his first after a seven-game drought - that was particularly pleasing.

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle showed why he should be in the starting 11 with his team's only goal this evening.

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