Paul Pogba vs Jose Mourinho
A terrible story has been reported for Man United fans in the Daily Record on Thursday.
According to Duncan Castles, Jose Mourniho and Paul Pogba are now at “loggerheads” at Old Trafford.
Before delving into the details of the fallout, it’s important to notice the source of the story.
The article has been written by Duncan Castles, who is often labelled as the mouthpiece of Mourinho in the press.
One suspects that Castles has received his information from Mourinho’s camp rather than Pogba’s.
Pogba unhappy with his Man United role
So why is there a problem between Man United’s manager and record signing?
Castles reports how Pogba is angry with how he’s being used in Man United’s formation:
Paul Pogba wants Jose Mourinho to alter Manchester United’s formation to allow the France international to play an attacking role on the left side of a midfield three.
Mourinho’s position is that an individual with Pogba’s physical and technical qualities should be capable of excelling in any midfield role.
Pogba’s failure to adhere to tactical instruction both in his defensive contribution and when in possession of the ball is understood to have annoyed the Portuguese coach.
So who will win the battle? You’d have to put money on Mourinho, considering it’s his job to setup United’s formation.
Huddersfield Town vs Manchester United
The FA Cup is back this weekend, and one of the top matches is the all-Premier League clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United.
Of course, when the sides met earlier in the season in the Premier League, Huddersfield claimed their best result of the season.
David Wagner’s men beat Man United 2-1 on that occasion.
In a match Victor Lindelof must still be hoping to forget, Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre were the heroes for the Terriers.
Will lightening strike twice for Huddersfield this weekend?