Jose Mourinho's honest opinion of Cristiano Ronaldo years after Real Madrid tension | GiveMeSport
Relations between Pogba and Mourinho at Man Utd are strained and it's similar to the fallout between Mourinho and Ronaldo at Real Madrid. Ronaldo took what should have been understood as a tactical comment as a personal attack. The relationship between Mourinho and Ronaldo. Jose Mourinho has been forced to defend his relationship with Paul Pogba after recent reports suggested all is not well between the pair.
Aggrieved at his client having been benched when he was in search of the prestigious Pichichi prize for La Liga 's top scorer, Mendes stepped in to settle the dispute. Ronaldo 'very serious' amid Madrid exit storm It didn't happen again.
Both Mourinho and Ronaldo were making mega money with Mendes' company Gestifute and, above and beyond even Real Madrid, there was a business to maintain.
In January ofMourinho was under fire after leaving club captain Iker Casillas on the bench and had even earned the wrath of the Bernabeu boo-boys. Running out of friends among his squad, the Madrid media and also the supporters, the coach needed an ally.
And who better than the club's finest footballer? So Ronaldo not only dedicated a goal to Mourinho in the win over Real Sociedad at Mendes's requestbut also publicly backed his boss. The agent asked Cristiano to tell the press that his coach only operated for the good of the team and the forward obliged.
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But nine days later, the relationship was damaged further. Mourinho congratulated his side to a man after Madrid beat Valencia in the Copa del Rey, but had singled out Cristiano for criticism during the encounter and reproached him in the dressing room following the final whistle - in front of all his team-mates. A row followed before Mourinho left and Ronaldo headed to the showers, leaving president Florentino Perez to pick up the pieces.
That might be because he thinks he already knows everything and the coach cannot help him grow anymore But what he failed to mention was the nature of his issue with Ronaldo, which was more concerned with Cristiano's personal contribution than any real tactical indication.
Jose Mourinho's honest opinion of Cristiano Ronaldo years after Real Madrid tension
Mourinho gave the impression that Smalling was letting his team-mates down and was not prepared to make sacrifices for the club. Phil Jones Like Smalling, Jones was called out at the same time for not making himself available during an injury crisis two seasons ago.
Luke Shaw has been a regular source of anger for Mourinho Image: Henrikh Mkhitaryan was frozen out before leaving Old Trafford Image: Conversely, Shaw has also been described by his boss as the best left-back in the world.
Following a bright start, Mkhitaryan struggled for form and was frozen out before a move to Arsenal in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez last January. Jesse Lingard was one of four players criticised for not scoring against West Brom Image: Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mourinho had an ugly falling out Image: Mourinho pinned the blame for the dropped points on his attacking quartet, pointedly praising every other member of the team for their displays.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger A painful one for Manchester United fans, with Schweinsteiger conducting himself as a true professional throughout a particularly ugly fall-out.
Having already won eight Bundesliga titles, seven German cups, the Champions League and the World Cup, Schweinsteiger certainly had the quality to succeed at Old Trafford.
Mourinho and Juan Mata have no repaired their relationship Image: The Belgium midfielder claims his manager only spoke to him twice during their six months at Stamford Bridge together, leading De Bruyne to seek a change with Wolfsburg.
Pepe leapt to Casillas' defence and also felt Mourinho's wrath Image: Cristiano Ronaldo then got involved in the argument Image: Sergio Ramos finally delivered an ultimatum to the Real Madrid board Image: