Home » Football » “Manchester United is bigger than anyone” says Mourinho

“Manchester United is bigger than anyone” says Mourinho

Paul Pogba may never be captain of Manchester United under club manager Jose Mourinho, according to reports on Tuesday, as tensions between United’s star midfielder and manager continue to rise.

Pogba has deputised as skipper in the absence of club captain Antonio Valencia on three occasions this season against Leicester and Brighton in the Premier League and a Champions League trip to Young Boys.

Pogba criticising United’s overly negative tactics after a 1-1 draw at home to newly-promoted Wolves on Saturday have provoked a reaction from Mourinho.

According to Source, Mourinho informed Pogba in front of his team-mates on Tuesday, claiming the 25-year-old “doesn’t represent what a captain is and Manchester United is bigger than anyone”.

You Can Also Read  Manchester United Defender Marcos Rojo Sends Argentina Into The Next Round As Nigeria Slumps

Pogba was not named in the squad for Tuesday’s League Cup clash with Derby, but Mourinho confirmed he had been rested along with a number of other first-team regulars including David de Gea rather than dropped.

The decision is the latest twist in an acrimonious relationship between the pair dating back to Mourinho dropping Pogba routinely for big games last season.

“Mourinho’s message to the United squad, delivered at Carrington today, was designed to underline his authority and remind the players that he is in charge,” added report.

You Can Also Read  I Apologise For Causing Nigeria's Defeat At The FIFA World Cup – Odion Ighalo

Fresh from playing a pivotal role in France’s World Cup success, Pogba, who cost United a then world record £89 million ($116 million) to bring back to the club from Juventus in 2016, has started to deliver on his price tag this season.

He has scored four times in seven appearances and also set up Fred’s opener against Wolves at the weekend.

However, he was also at fault when losing possession for Wolves’ equaliser that left United already eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool after six games.

“We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves. We are here to attack,” Pogba told the media after the match.

You Can Also Read  Terrible night for Barcelona, Madrid La Liga

“I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.”

Pogba has already been linked with a move away from Old Trafford with Barcelona interested before the close of the summer transfer window.

That speculation is unlikely to die down as long as Mourinho, who signed a extended contract until 2020 earlier this year, remains in charge.

Facebook Comments

About Darlington

Simple guy who loves sharing life experience || Professional Blogger || Unmatched sense of humor || Why so serious..? C'mon life's too short

Check Also

Nigeria Vs Libya 4-0

The Super Eagles came into the game needing victory, to solidify their position in Group …

Leave a Reply

WhatsApp Chat With Gistme