Kevin Campbell is unsurprised by Paul Pogba’s comments about Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho this week.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker pointed to Mourinho’s treatment of Danny Rose and Dele Alli when assessing the Manchester United midfielder’s scathing review.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Pogba, who worked with Mourinho at Old Trafford between 2016 and 2018, claimed ‘The Special One’ casts players aside and treats them like ‘they don’t exist’.

The Spurs manager has regularly dropped first team players from his squad this season with Alli, Harry Winks, Matt Doherty, Serge Aurier and Toby Alderweireld notable victims.

Campbell insisted Pogba, 28, has revealed nothing new and suggested that a lot of managers do the same.

“It has definitely happened already at Spurs with Danny Rose, Dele Alli and others,” he told Football Insider. “It is nothing new in football. It does happen.

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“When a player like Pogba comes out and says it is not right everybody listens.

“This is nothing knew from Mourinho, he has done it at every single football club he has been at I imagine.

“It happens at a lot of football clubs to be honest, it’s not just Mourinho.” 


Speaking on the difference between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mourinho, Pogba told Sky Sports: “Ole wouldn’t go against the players.

“Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole.”

In other news, Daniel Levy’s stance on a £1.6billion Tottenham sale has been revealed after talks held.