Jose Mourinho is suspicious of Manchester United Class of 92

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"It's just the way football is", he sneered. "If he can do that he will be quite happy, but in my mind Paul Scholes is one of the best players I have ever seen playing in midfield".

However, Mourinho apparently doesn't trust any of these players and is starting to have a rocky relationship with them, particularly Scholes after his comments as a pundit.

After Man United's draw at home to Southampton, Scholes ripped into Pogba, saying that the midfielder is not the same person who the Red Devils signed from Italian champions Juventus for 89 million euros.

Lukaku isn't the only player United have capable of leading the line and Martial needs to prove that consistently so Mourinho can utilise his options more effectively in the remaining months of the season, allowing the Belgian to rediscover his earlier form when he was fresher. "I think he will be a player we have high hopes for, definitely". In BT Sport's coverage of United's 0-0 draw with Southampton, Martin Keown ludicrously suggested the manager had lost the dressing room, while Paul Scholes, on the same panel, suggested Paul Pogba had "strolled" through the game. 'If one day Paul decides to be a manager, I wish he can be 25 per cent as successful as myself, ' he said. "There are 25 titles, so 25 percent would be about 6 titles, which would be very good", Mourinho concluded.

He finally returned to United in 2015 and played a decent role under Louis Van Gaal.

Mourinho respects Scholes as a “phenomenal” player he does not have time for his punditry
Mourinho respects Scholes as a “phenomenal” player he does not have time for his punditry

And no matter how much football becomes enthralled with the cult of the manager, the game will always be about great players - rather than those who've made a career trying to stop great players, such as Jose Mourinho.

"I prefer to look at him as a phenomenal player that gave so much to the club that I am proud to represent and to give my whole contribution every day".

Manchester United travelled to Goodison Park to face Everton and José Mourinho revealed what Lukaku told him before the clash with his former club.

He said: "Romelu is not a problem, maybe Romelu can play". Paul Pogba teed up Martial on the edge of the area and he stroked a sublime finish into the top corner for his ninth goal of the season. "I'll show you the way'".

The win takes them back above Chelsea into second, 12 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand, while a second successive defeat for Sam Allardyce's Toffees leaves them ninth on 27 points.