Monday November 5 2018
Capello: ‘Mourinho helped Pogba’

Former Juventus Coach Fabio Capello insists Jose Mourinho has “helped” Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman left the Bianconeri to return to Old Trafford in 2016, but he’s had a difficult relationship with the Special One.

“It wasn’t easy for Pogba to get used to English football,” Capello told La Stampa.

“He’d only experienced it at youth level. Today he’s more involved, and in that respect Mourinho’s jabs have helped him.”

Capello also looked ahead to Wednesday’s match.

“Manchester United can count on the structure of their team, the experience and the quality of their champions.

“United deserve the utmost respect and remain an opponent to be feared, but at Old Trafford Juventus impressed with their personality and conviction.

“Are they favourites to win the competition? It’s early. What we can say is that Juventus have shown they’ve got a Champions League mentality, tackling the big European commitments with conviction and relaxation.”

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