Mou dares Pogba to hand in transfer request

Florence Fletcher
August 16, 2018

Former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has reportedly been lined up for a shock move to the English Premier League.

The England winger missed the win over Leicester City having only just returned from his post-World Cup holiday, while Lukaku was only used as a second-half substitute.

While the Portuguese manager has remained in charge of United, for the time being, this latest report states that Zidane would be willing to wait until the 2019/20 season to take over the reins at the Manchester club.

Sportsmail understands that Pogba's desire to play for Barcelona is the main reason for his wish to leave, and the fall-out with Mourinho is now a secondary issue.

"I had a proposal from China too, but I didn't want to go there because I wanted to join United".

It is also claimed that the former Real Madrid star is especially keen on the prospect of taking over at Manchester United, should Mourinho's reign at Old Trafford come to a premature end.

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"I think the injured players aren't going to be back for Brighton". A player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he's not happy.

"When I said United, I saw their faces".

Pogba was criticised by his manager, and was also benched in certain games, including the Champions League encounters against Sevilla.

A furious Mourinho told Pogba he did not appreciate those comments and added, "If you wish to leave Manchester, again, all you have to do is ask for a transfer".

Mourinho was furious that Pogba had allegedly ignored advice from medical staff over the problem and instead hired a personal trainer to try to resolve it.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are now gearing up for their trip to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

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