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What Jose Mourinho said about Paul Scholes' ability as a pundit is just so savage

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Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side secured a 2-0 away win at Everton on Monday evening - ending a streak of three disappointing draws.

Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard each scored brilliant second-half goals to help United climb back above Chelsea in the Premier League table.

French midfielder Paul Pogba was utilised in a much more advanced role and was given the Man of the Match award.

Following Man United's 0-0 draw at home to Southampton on Saturday, Paul Scholes questioned Mourinho's handling of Pogba.

The retired United legend is a pundit for BT Sport and few United fans disagreed with his opinion on the 24-year-old Frenchman.

“Where is the Paul Pogba we saw at Juventus?" said Scholes on BT Sport. "He was all over the pitch, he was battling, he was tackling, he was sprinting to people, he was scoring goals from 25 yards out.

“He is just strolling through games.

“No-one in England should be getting near him, but he is being asked to do a role he is not comfortable in.

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“You have to say the manager has to take responsibility for that. Is the manager sending them out not playing the way they want to play? I don't know.”

It was noted that Pogba was given more freedom on New Year's Day with both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic playing behind him in midfield.

Mourinho launches scathing attack on Scholes

The enigmatic Portuguese coach spoke to the press after the win at Everton and hit out at Scholes, incredibly suggesting that the 43-year-old pundit is bitter of how much Pogba earns.

"The only thing Paul Scholes does is criticise," Mourinho said. "He doesn’t comment, he criticises.

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"It's not Paul's [Pogba] fault that he makes much more money than Paul Scholes. It's just the way football is.

"I think Scholes will be in the history books as a phenomenal player, but not as a pundit.

"If one day Paul decides to be a manager, I wish he can be 25% as successful as myself. 25% of 25 trophies is six, which is phenomenal."

His quotes caused a major stir on social media, with many taking Mourinho's side in the argument.

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