So perhaps Sir Bobby's assertion of five years ago that he's a very good coach is out of date now.
"Pogba is not to blame for winning much more money than Scholes, it's not his fault, it's simply because of how football works now".
Liverpool's third successive win extended their unbeaten league run to 13 games as they cemented their place in the top four.
In the 2012-13 season, he was loaned out to Leicester City, totaling a total of 5 appearances for the Foxes. But, following the criticism which was so heavy and against Louis van Gaal, Mourinho is right to speak out in defence.
Lingard was unsafe throughout and got the goal he deserved, his seventh in his last nine league games, to show why he is now keeping Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of the team.
He says United is the only club he wants to coach at and he was disappointed to miss out on the Under-23s job, believing the club held his critical media comments against him. He's nowhere near as deadly or prolific as the Tottenham goal-machine.
But he starred for United on New Years Day, as he captained his side to a brilliant victory at Goodison Park.
But his manager is unfazed by that and feels he has finally arrived at the big stage.
Jose Mourinho has obviously got a point about Manchester City buying full-backs for £50m and his comment on PSG being able to purchase so much quality in depth. Michael Carrick played in pre-season but I don't remember him playing during the season so we have problems. "Some players are not capable of doing that jump".
"I think something happened at half time that made them burst out all together because they were okay in the first half but in the second half, they were different class". Mata twice went close with spectacular efforts and Martial changed the complexion of the game with a fine finish but Lingard's goal was the most eye-catching moment. "He is going in a good direction".
Lingard's strike was sensational.
United now sit at the second place in the Premier League table, 12 points behind their rivals Manchester City - having played one extra game than City and third-placed Chelsea.