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Paul Pogba’s inspirational team talk for France refutes Mourinho’s ‘virus’ claims

Mourinho brands Pogba a ‘virus’

Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho’s relationship has been one that has engulfed the media on many occasions.

However, one particular incident stood out earlier this season.

Manchester United would host Southampton on December 1st and draw 2-2.

At the time Mark Hughes was still Saints boss and they had won just one league game all season.

So, a United win was very much expected. However, United would go 2-0 down and would eventually settle for a 2-2 draw.

It was after this game that Jose Mourinho is said to have branded Paul Pogba a virus.

According to the Telegraph, Mourinho said this to Pogba in the dressing room after Southampton:

“You don’t play, you don’t respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you. 

“You are like a person with a flu, with a virus in a closed room – you pass that virus to the others.”

VALENCIA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 12: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Valencia and Manchester United at Estadio Mestalla on December 12, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Paul Pogba’s inspirational team talk for France

Since the Southampton game, Pogba has played just 15 minutes in the league, being an unused sub in United’s last two league games.

Then, on Tuesday morning, Jose Mourinho was sacked as Man United boss after a horrible start to the season.

After Mourinho was sacked a video has emerged on social media that shows perhaps it was Mourinho who was to blame for Pogba’s poor displays.

Pogba is videoed prior to the 2018 World Cup final were his France side was about to take on Croatia.

Pogba delivers a very inspirational team talk and looks like a true leader stepping up in a big game.

So, maybe now Mourinho is gone, we will see the best of Pogba in a United shirt.

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