How Jose Mourinho Reacted To Paul Pogba’s Unhappy Comments

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and manager Jose Mourinho haven’t shared the best of relationships with each other since last season.

Pogba was criticised by his manager, and was also benched in certain games, including the Champions League encounters against Sevilla.

However, the World Cup-winning midfielder impressed for Manchester United in their opening Premier League game against Leicester City, which led to Jose praising him.

Pogba also went on to open up about his mental state, as he was quoted as saying (via BBC): “If you’re not happy, you cannot give your best. There are things I cannot say otherwise I will get fined.”

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These words reflect that the Frenchman clearly isn’t enjoying his time at the club under Jose Mourinho’s management, and this could be the reason why his performances took a hit last season.

Now, as per Telegraph, Mourinho has been left bemused after hearing Pogba’s comments. The Portuguese tactician is supposedly confused as to why the 25-year-old decided to lash out in front of the media instead of speaking to him first.

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There was a belief that the relation between the two had improved, but given these recent comments, there still seem to be some unresolved issues between two of Manchester United‘s most important assets.

It is understood that the two personalities will have a talk regarding the same, and it remains to be seen how they build a relation of comfort from here on.

Pogba was given the captain’s armband against Leicester, and could lead the side until Antonio Valencia makes his return from injury. United will be up against Brighton this weekend in their next Premier League encounter.