José Mourinho feels that he has done all that he can to try and get the best out of Manchester United's record signing Paul Pogba.

"It would be flawless if could play the second half as well as we did the first half", he said.

The United boss had accused his players of lacking "personality, class and desire" on that occasion.

Manchester United dominated the game from the opening minutes and Swansea were struggling to deal with the tempo of the home side's passing.

"The second half was different, I think credit to Carlos because he improved the team at half-time, but we let it go a bit".

"They let the pace and intensity go down but overall now seven games left three very important points".

Having scored in their first two Premier League matches of the season, he has managed only one club goal since then, which came in a 4-1 victory over Newcastle on November 18.

The frustrated United boss refused to offer any excuses for Pogba's poor form yesterday, insisting that his problems had nothing to do with the injury in a series of terse answers to questions about the France midfielder. So I think he is more than fine in relation to his recovery from the injury which is an area sometimes where you have a recurrence.

"I don't comment on my players' performances in national teams", Jose said.

Alexis returns having been left out against the Seagulls while David de Gea comes back in for Sergio Romero, who does not make the bench after picking up an injury while on global duty with Argentina. "We want to finish in second, we have been there for the whole season and we deserve to finish there". "We are opening the door for him to not have a hard transition next season".

Mourinho hauled Shaw off at half-time during United's FA Cup win over Brighton and Hove Albion before the global break, before delivering some stinging criticism of him after the game.

"In other leagues we would be fighting for the title".


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