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Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku set to return for FA Cup opener

13 Janvier 2018

José Mourinho vented his anger on Paul Scholes in the wake of Manchester United's 2-0 win at Everton, accusing the club's former midfielder of being jealous of Paul Pogba's wealth and of failing as a pundit.

It's hard to imagine a man in football less interested in money than Scholes, who went through his career without a proper agent.

In case you missed it, Manchester United won on Monday.

"Whether he gave them five minutes of blasting or he said, "sort the thing out amongst yourself because this isn't good enough".

Much like Harry Kane at Tottenham, Lingard - a locally born player - has taken a meandering route to his current position as one of the form players in the Premier League. Yes!

Yet United are so far behind City in terms of points and style it is a personal embarrassment for Mourinho. Paris Saint-Germain is a pretty excellent haven for an elite manager down on his luck and in need of a change.

The Red Devils now have six first team players sidelined through injury and, with fixtures coming thick and fast, Mourinho admitted that it is hard to rotate and give players the required rest.

Said Mourinho: "The fact that we don't play the (League Cup) semi-final is a good thing for us".

Mourinho said: "I don't think he [Scholes] comments".

"Not every one of us has to be phenomenal like he was as a player".

And the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also ruled out for the entire month of January meant that United were light in the forwards department but Mourinho was confident that his players will adjust.

After a disappointing first-half display at Goodison Park, United was dominant after halftime with Paul Pogba — playing in a more attacking role — at the heart of everything for the visitors. It's not Paul Pogba's fault.

United have bought the positivity of ex-players for years by making them club "ambassadors".

It seems a huge over-reaction all round.

"Overall, I don't think the performance was too bad apart that 20-minute or so spell in the second half".

Where is the Paul Pogba we saw at Juventus?

Mourinho is not even the first United boss to waste energy getting into a battle with Scholes, with his predecessor Louis van Gaal having claimed that some fans were only complaining about his side's style of football because the former midfielder had blasted it "boring, sideways football".

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku set to return for FA Cup opener