MANCHESTER UNITED ace Paul Pogba was in a relaxed mood as he made his way into training ahead of tomorrow's clash against Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho reportedly called the 25-year-old a 'virus' who is infecting the squad following the 2-2 draw with Southampton on Saturday.
Zenpix4 Paul Pogba was seen in a jolly mood as he made his way into Carrington training ground
Zenpix4 Pogba, 25, was reportedly called a virus by boss Jose Mourinho
But the French World Cup winner was seen joking around as he pulled into the United training ground at Carrington.
An Old Trafford source revealed after the stalemate against the Saints: “Jose called Pogba a virus in front of all the players.
“He told him ‘you are like a person with a flu with a virus in a closed room – you pass that virus to the others.'
"He also told him ‘you don’t play, you don't respect players and supporters and you kill the mentality of good, honest people around you.'”
Getty – Contributor4 Mourinho refused to divulge team news ahead of tomorrow's clash against Arsenal
Getty – Contributor4 Jose Mourinho reckons his side have been "unlucky" this season and they do not need a miracle to finish in the top four
And with United looking to win their first Premier League match since November 3, Mourinho then turned on MUTV.
The Red Devils are currently in the midst of an injury crisis, with Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Matteo Darmian missing the draw against Southampton.
While Phil Jones is a doubt to face Arsenal, Ashley Young is suspended and Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford went off with knocks against the south coast side.
Speaking to United's in-house team, the Special One refused to divulge team news, he said: "Looking to next match I say we are going to be in difficulties to build a team."
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Mourinho was then asked, "squad news isn't great then?" by the journalist, to which he responded by saying: "No."
The reporter replied, "Can you update us at all?", to which the ex-Chelsea boss point blank refused.
He said: "I don’t want to update you, I would like Arsenal TV to make the same questions but they don’t, they hide everything from the inside, so why should I answer to you.
"We are going to be in difficulty again to build the team. We are again going to have to make adaptations and compensations to try to give some balance to the team.
"But then I believe we are again going to have the spirit to fight and to try to win the match."
Defeat against the Gunners would leave United 11 points behind Unai Emery's men, with the North London giants seeking a first league win at Old Trafford since September 2006.
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