Paul Pogba's Latest Comments Hint At Troubled Relationship With Mourinho

Florence Fletcher
August 14, 2018

There are problems, I was surprised to see him play [against Leicester].

Pogba was asked by reporters Friday night if he is "happy and comfortable" at the club, but his answer neither confirmed nor denied the tension that is being widely reported by the media right now.

United went on to win 2-1, with Pogba, fresh from a World Cup-winning campaign that he was lauded for, scoring the opener. "That is the way I think football is going", said Mourinho in an interview with Sky Sports.

Pogba seems to have found his ideal midfield partner at Old Trafford, something Mourinho has been searching for ever since he arrived in Manchester.

It's also claimed that Pogba's agent Mino Raiola is keen to get the France global out of Old Trafford.

"There are things I can not say otherwise I will get fined".

"I can not see United selling one of their greatest assets right now, the relationship between Mourinho and the player appears to be strained and it really doesn't need to be", he added.

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The former Juventus midfielder had his detractors last season, where he struggled for form at times despite ending the term with 10 league assists and has endured rumours of a rift between himself and manager Jose Mourinho.

He said: "Last season he was captain a few times".

"I think he is brilliant, he has to try and do his best for the team like any other player".

"On starting Pogba against Leicester despite the midfielder only returning to Manchester last week, Mourinho added: "[It] was not hard.

A disastrous transfer window, that saw the Red Devils sign just three players including third choice goalkeeper Lee Grant, has forced a change at the upper echelons of Old Trafford.

"It is better you ask about the topic of players to [Barca technical director Eric] Abidal, [assistant technical director Ramon] Planes or [sporting manager] Pep Segura".

Red Devils boss Mourinho is desperate to catch Manchester City this season.

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