Manchester City were set to be crowned champions after goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan powered Pep Guardiola’s side into a two-goal lead.
A brace from the under-fire Pogba and a 71st minute winner from Chris Smalling turned a stunning match on its head, however, and Mourinho was delighted with the contribution of his midfielders in particular.
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‘I was impressed but I don’t know because I didn’t even speak with him about what Pep told and what Raiola told,’ Mourinho said, attempting to pour cold water on Guardiola’s claim he had been offered the chance to sign Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January.
‘I didn’t speak, I’m not interested in knowing if it was Pep or Mino, I’m not interested in that.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 7, 2018
‘I know that Paul played well against Swansea, I know that Paul had a very good week of work especially Tuesday, Wednesday, he had two fantastic training sessions and this game comes in that sequence.
‘Of course, two goals for a midfield player, especially in a big match like this one stays in the memory of the people, especially for the fans it stays and he needs that confidence.
‘He knows and I know he had some performances not at the level of expectation we have from Paul.
‘But improving, I was happy against Swansea and today him Matic and Herrera were phenomenal for 90 minutes.’
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