first_img possible xi who plays? 2 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes the World Cup provided the perfect environment for Paul Pogba to thrive.United midfielder Pogba excelled as France triumphed in Russia this summer, the 25-year-old even capping a fine series of performances with a memorable goal against Croatia in the final. How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Mourinho on United’s pre-season tour of the US Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal predicted Mourinho hopes Pogba can replicate his World Cup form at United 2 “I think the World Cup is the perfect habitat for a player like him to give (their) best. Why? Because it’s closed for a month, where he can only think about football. Where he’s with his team on the training camp, completely isolated from the external world, where they focus just on football, where the dimensions of the game can only motivate.“During a season, you can have a big match then a smaller match, then one even smaller, then you can lose your focus, you can lose your concentration, then comes a big match again.” How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? center_img NEW ERA ALTERED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? highlights gameday That came after an inconsistent season with United which at times saw the Frenchman left out of Mourinho’s side and even led to speculation over his future.Mourinho feels the closed-off nature of tournament football clearly suits Pogba but he hopes the player, an £89million signing from Juventus two years ago, can carry some of its intensity into the club season.Mourinho told ESPN: “I don’t think it’s about us getting the best out of him, it’s about him giving the best he has to give. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decadelast_img

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