LONDON: Louis Saha, the former Manchester United and France striker, has criticised Paul Pogba for critical comments aimed at the tactics of manager Jose Mourinho writes KEIR RADNEDGE.

Saha was speaking on the sidelines of the launch in London of the AFDP Global development project created by former FIFA vice-president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan.

World Cup-winner Pogba and manager Mourinho have shared a frosty relationship this season at Old Trafford. The manner of United’s 1-1 home draw with Wolves last month prompted Pogba to say United should “attack, attack, attack” in front of their own fans.

However Saha, who played 20 times for France between 2004 and 2012, said: “I think he (Pogba) has done it on purpose, and I don’t think that is right. It’s the wrong communication, it puts pressure on the manager . . . those talks you [be] in the dressing room with your manager.

“You know that people will question about it, so don’t do it. This is my opinion and I would have said that to him, I would say: ‘No, that’s not something to say because you are not the manager.’”

AFDP Global is a evolution with worldwide outreach of Prince Ali’s Asian Football Development Project into the Association Football Development Project with a mission to support community football projects.