Paul Pogba Reveals How He Suffered Depression under Jose Mourinho | Read
Manchester United’s midfielder, Paul Pogba has revealed that he suffered from mental health and depression.
The French player was speaking while he was on International duty with France in an interview with Le Figaro. According to the player, his depression started when Jose Mourinho was the manager of the club when he was not played by the Portuguese.
I’ve had depression in my career, but we don’t talk about it. Sometimes you don’t know you are, you just want to isolate yourself, be alone. These are unmistakable signs. Personally, it started when I was with Jose Mourinho at United. You ask yourself questions, you wonder if you are at fault because you have never experienced these moments in your life. All top atheletes go through these moments but few talk about it.
He also confirmed that depression does not have a time frame, that sometimes, it lasts longer than it is expected for it to last
Inevitably, you will feel it [depression] in your body, in your head, and you may have a month, even a year, where you are not well. But you don’t have to say it. In any case publicly. Because you make money, you always have to be happy? It’s not like that, life. But, in football, it does not pass, we are, however, not superheroes, but only human beings
Pogba is in the final few months of his contract and has not shown any interest to renew the deal at the season.