Cape Town - Jose Mourinho has hit out at critics of world-record signing Paul Pogba, saying that the Frenchman "doesn't give an ass about what people say."
Speaking ahead of Manchester United's Europa League clash against Rostov, the former Chelsea manager hit out at critics who claim that United's £89 million record signing was having a disappointing campaign.
"I feel that the world is losing values and we all know that and envy is coming into certain levels that I am scared with," he begins.
"It is not Paul’s fault that he gets ten times the money that some very good players get.
"It is not Paul’s fault that some fans are in trouble and need every penny to survive.
"He needs respect, his family deserve respect.
"He comes form a working family with three boys so I am sure the Mum and Dad worked hard for many years.
"A kid that comes to Manchester as a teenager to fight for his career here and was not afraid to work for a better life.
"He reached the top of the world, nobody gave him anything.
"I am very happy with Paul. The club is very happy with Paul and I think the good thing is because of his personality he does not give an ass what people say."
Despite a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday night, where Pogba was largely overshadowed by match-winner N'golo Kante, Mourinho reserved special praise for Pogba.
"We have to be positive, the players were phenomenal but Pogba was by far the best player on the pitch," Mourinho said after the game.
"He was a giant on the pitch. After him, all my other boys were fantastic."
"The specialists will say a lot about him and it comes from envy. They will never ever earn 10% of what he does."