Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba find themselves at odds at Manchester United
The tensions between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba have become a symbol of Manchester United’s struggles, writes Adam Bate.
The claims that Jose Mourinho referred to Paul Pogba as ‘a virus’ after Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at Southampton are explosive but no longer that surprising. The relationship between the club’s manager and their record signing has appeared strained for some time and this is just the latest indication of the tensions at the heart of an underachieving club.
2:40 Highlights from Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Southampton Highlights from Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton
Mourinho had alluded to his dissatisfaction after the game at St Mary’s and it didn’t require detective skills to ascertain the source of his ire. Asked about his team’s comeback, he said: “In that period the people on the ball they made the right decisions. They played one-touch and two-touch football. They made the ball arrive quickly into the two attacking players.