Revealed: Why Jose Mourinho will win the battle with Paul Pogba

The United board

Manchester United’s board are ready to back Jose Mourinho as the big wigs at United grow increasingly tired of Paul Pogba.

The Mirror report they are happy to back Jose Mourinho, despite results this season.

Ed Woodward and co were initially very reluctant to sell Pogba.

That was down to his value as a commercial asset. Yet his behaviour this season has now become so poor, they would rather get rid.

Barcelona are keen on Pogba, who also wants to leave, and now United could facilitate that.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Paul Pogba of Manchester United speaks to Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mourinho is backed

The board think Mourinho is right to strip Pogba of the captaincy and also make a stand against him.

The Mirror also add they’re becoming increasingly concerned that Pogba has annoyed them with his comments and attitude.

The issue of Mino Raiola – an agent Sir Alex Ferguson notoriously disliked and refused to work with – has also become a big problem at the club.

Pogba wants to leave

Mourinho is aided by the fact Pogba wants out.

If Pogba wanted to stay, it may be more of a battle, with Pogba putting up a fight.

The player and his agent have refused to deny a move to Barcelona would be welcomed. It looks like a case of both player and manager wanting the board to sell.

At this point, the relationship between Pogba and Mourinho looks to be untenable. The headlines it’s creating will anger the club even further. 

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