Mourinho holds one-hour crisis talks with Pogba
Report has emerged that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, held clear-the-air talks with Paul Pogba for an hour in his office at the training ground this week.
Mourinho dismissed reports of a rift with the club’s £89million record signing as “lies” and “bull***t” on Friday, but admitted Pogba is not playing well enough.
Sportsmail reports that the two met at Carrington for an hour on Tuesday, after the Frenchman was substituted at Newcastle and Tottenham and dropped to the bench against Huddersfield.
They spoke about Pogba’s form and best position, which left the 24-year-old midfielder stony-faced when he emerged.
“I don’t have to speak with you about my conversations with my players — it’s my problem and the player’s problem,” Mourinho said ahead of the FA Cup fifth-round tie at Huddersfield this weekend.
United sources say Pogba’s “nose has been put out of joint” by the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal last month.
The former Juventus star is also understood to be unhappy playing alongside Nemanja Matic in a 4-2-3-1 formation, preferring a more liberated role on the left-hand side of a 4-3-3 similar to the one he had in Italy.