Jose Mourinho Names Three Phenomenal Players After Manchester United’s Derby Victory Over Manchester City

Jose Mourinho labeled his midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic ‘phenomenal’ as Manchester United produced a stunning comeback at the Etihad Stadium.

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.

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‘I didn’t speak, I’m not interested in knowing if it was Pep or Mino, I’m not interested in that.

>>> Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on April 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Paul Pogba scored twice in the second half to kick-start Manchester United’s revival (Picture: Getty)

#MUTV caught up with @AnderHerrera after the Spaniard's battling midfield performance in today's win.

(Plus, a surprise appearance from Nemanja Matic, who couldn't resist a selfie 👀) #MUFC pic.twitter.com/QHBCG1imoH

— 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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