Paul Pogba ‘unhappy’ with Jose Mourinho
It’s Groundhog Day for Manchester United fans.
Just three days before the start of the new Premier League season, fresh claims that Paul Pogba is unhappy at Man United have surfaced.
The story has been reported by Paul Hirst in the Times.
Hirst has been travelling with the Man United squad all summer as the Red Devils held their pre-season tour in America.
Pogba, of course, has been away from the Man United squad in pre-season. That’s after the midfielder won the World Cup with France in Russia.
What did Mourinho say?
According to the Times, Jose Mourinho has upset Pogba with comments made this summer.
Mourinho made the following comments comparing Pogba’s performances for France versus Man United:
Jose Mourinho believes Paul Pogba is better suited to World Cup football than Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/JgUAiGsUs3
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 24, 2018
The broadsheet reported the following:
Paul Pogba’s relationship with José Mourinho is under strain again.
Pogba has intimated in discussions with team-mates that he is unhappy with Mourinho, with whom he has clashed on several occasions over the past two years.
(Pogba) is understood to be miffed by Mourinho’s response, which inferred that the midfielder is unable to focus on his football over the course of a full season.
Barcelona & Juventus
Cold Pogba actually leave Man United before the transfer window closes on Thursday?
Considering his profile and the figures involved around Pogba, it feels doubtful that any club could agree a deal with Man United at this late stage of the transfer window.
After all, Manchester United paid a world record fee to sign Pogba in the first place.
Yet, the Times believe that Barcelona and Juventus are both considering making last gasp Pogba bids:
Barcelona are willing to offer £44.6 million plus two players, Yerry Mina and André Gomes, for Pogba. Juventus are said to be willing to offer cash plus Miralem Pjanic, their 28-year-old Bosnia midfielder, for Pogba, who has three years left on his contract.