Five players Jose Mourinho was right about at Man Utd including Pogba trouble, Rashford position and sulking Sanchez

MANCHESTER UNITED may have had a turbulent spell under Jose Mourinho but it was smooth sailing compared to their current plight.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling to get the best out of his squad and a number of problems pointing out by Mourinho are proving correct.

Five players Jose Mourinho was right about at Man Utd including Pogba trouble, Rashford position and sulking Sanchez2 Rumours were rampant that Pogba and Mou didn't get onCredit: EPA

From Paul Pogba to Alexis Sanchez, the 56-year-old had a number of stars' numbers from day one.

And here Sun Sport recounts five players who Mourinho was right about despite his tricky tenure.

Prince Pogba

Paul Pogba's attitude has long been the first aspect of his game questioned by his critics, and his old boss knows all about why.

Mourinho reportedly told Pogba during a 2-2 draw with Southampton: "You don't play. You don't respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you.

"You are like a person with a flu, with a virus in a closed room – you pass that virus to the others."

When out the job, the coach reflected on a time when Pogba demanded to travel home from a trip to Burnley in his Rolls-Royce.

Mourinho dubbed the midfielder "His Excellency" when revealing how his compromise still wasn't enough, saying: "I went to the press conference and when I arrived at the team bus, parked beside it was a Rolls-Royce with his chauffeur.

“After all, the car was new and His Excellency would like to leave the stadium in his Rolls-Royce. Now how do we deal with this?"

Sulking Sanchez

The signing of Alexis Sanchez was a masterstroke on paper but there was something about the Chilean that didn't click with United.

According to Mourinho, it was a case of Sanchez never happy at the club and the coach often benched him as a result.

Mourinho told the Telegraph last month: "I felt him [to be] not a happy man. And I think in every job you have when you are not happy it is not so easy to perform at every level.

"And maybe I am wrong. Maybe it was me who was not capable to get into him and to get the best out of him.

"But the reality is that I always felt [of Sanchez], ‘a sad man’. So probably in Italy he will recover this. I hope he can. I always wish well to every player.”

Rash decision

Where to play Marcus Rashford is another conundrum served up in the Old Trafford dressing room on a weekly basis given his run of one goal in nine games.

Along with the likes of Roy Keane and Graeme Souness, Mourinho believes the forward is best served being played out wide – with him currently up front as a No9.

He said last month: "I am not going to say he cannot ever be a No9, he can be a dangerous No9 especially if the opposition is not pragmatic, is not close and is giving spaces to attack. He can be dangerous in transitions.

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