Jose Mourinho has revealed that Paul Pogba was not injured, explaining that his choice to substitute the Manchester United midfielder during their 1-0 loss to Newcastle was a tactical one.

“No problems,” he said after the game when asked about the France international.

“I wanted a better way [in midfield] against a side that was defending in a block.”

“I wanted the simplicity of Michael Carrick and I wanted Alexis closer to Lukaku where he could be like a second striker.”

The star was hooked in the 66th minute , as the Red Devils struggled to break the Magpies down at St James’ Park.

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