Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho in angry tirade against coach after Paul Pogba is given wrong instructions

Cerra, who produces visual reports and info-graphics, bore the brunt of Mourinho’s rage  

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Jose Mourinho flew into a fit of rage towards Manchester United coach Giovanni Cerra after Paul Pogba was handed incorrect instructions before the win against Zorya Luhansk on Thursday.

The 53-year-old was filmed striding intently towards the dugout as his players completed their Europa League pre-match ceremonial duties on the Old Trafford pitch in front of them.

Cerra, who produces info-graphics, bore the brunt of Mourinho’s anger while assistant boss Rui Faria, who followed the Portuguese from Chelsea this summer, also received a verbal lashing.

Asked about the incident, Mourinho said: “It was set pieces, organisation, they changed their team before the game. Paul was a bit confused with the changes and obviously I want my assistants to take care of all the details.”

Mourinho admitted at full-time that United had hardly played “amazingly well” against Zorya but highlighted Wayne Rooney's impact after coming off the bench for a second successive match as one positive to take from the affair.

Mourinho deep in talks with Cerra in the United dugout (FOX Sports)

“He was laughing and saying he made a great assist,” the United boss said, regarding the England captain’s strike which led to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's winner.

“But, really, he gave me what the team needs at that time, which is a presence, a second presence in the box. He is more a striker than Juan [Mata] and Juan went more to the right side.

Mourinho gives fresh instructions to Pogba (Reuters)

“[Anthony] Martial brought, after the goal, freshness and speed, also to try to kill the game, which we didn't but he was a positive presence, too. We started the game with a very good team and I had on the bench also players to give me solutions for everything.

“We have proof to win matches in the Europa League that we need to be good, we need to play seriously because they are good teams.”