Focus back on Pogba as United march on

Jose Mourinho

In the other FA Cup fifth-round ties, Leicester's reward for their 1-0 win at Sheffield United is a home clash against Chelsea, who thrashed Hull 4-0 on Friday night, while Southampton will play the victor of tonight's match between Manchester City and Wigan after beating West Brom.

But it does create doubt about the 24-year-old's availability for Wednesday's last 16 tie in Spain.

Jose Mourinho has revealed that Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo will miss Manchester United's Champions League clash with Sevilla on Wednesday.

Despite their recent dodgy form, United are the clear favourites to qualify for the quarter-finals on the Champions League, but the former Manchester City winger said he was hopeful that he and his new teammates could spring a surprise.

"That's what we will be looking to do and take each game as it comes".

In many ways, this was the default Jose Mourinho performance: contained, controlled, efficient. I believe so. Rashford, Herrera, Valencia, I think they have a chance. We prepared for the game, we gave the last touches in the tactical play, we gave the last touches on the set-plays and I told the players the team.

"It's an experimental period", Mourinho said.

Despite some of the recent speculation about Paul Pogba's future at Old Trafford, the report claims that Mourinho intends to add the 28-year-old to play alongside the French global and Nemanja Matic. But I also prefer Old Trafford against one of the top teams than to play against them at Wembley with 50/50 supporters.

Mourinho has denied any rift between himself and United's record signing, though, and Parker believes that Pogba needs to be exclusively focused on proving his worth to the team.

According to the Mirror the ill-feeling boiled over during last week's 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.

He came off the bench in the 3-2 win over City, and scored in his next game - a 3-0 win over Bolton at Old Trafford.

"But I am hearing they aren't as close as a few months ago, and that's something United can't afford. We know it is a very hard match - but we go for it".

While there is a fair argument to say the French midfielder must learn to be more tactically aware and defensively disciplined, but it is also counterproductive to reduce him to only playing a two-man midfield alongside an ageing Nemanja Matić.

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