Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has explained reasons behind Paul Pogba row ahead of his sacking.
“If you tell me that in the past season that I had some problems … I don’t want to speak about [that] for obvious reasons,” he told beIN Sports.
“I will not deny to you that some factors had an influence in that the last period was not a good one. It’s impossible to win trophies without a good relationship with players. What you need sometimes is to accelerate some process, what you need to be is to be a club man and sometimes to be a club man you need to forget yourself a little bit.
“I think I always did it, sometimes for the good of the immediate needs of the club and group. I put myself in situations that in the eyes of people from the outside are not the best position, but I don’t regret that at all because I always give my all for the club.”
“It’s not possible to win trophies without a good relationship with the players,” he added.
“In Real Madrid I won trophies, in Chelsea I won trophies, a lot of them, three Premier League trophies, which is a lot in England. In Manchester United I won trophies too, it’s not possible to win trophies without good [player] relationships.”