Following a shocking Carabao Cup defeat at the hands of Derby County at Old Trafford yesterday, Manchester United fans must be shuddering that the relationship between Jose Mourinho and star-player, Paul Pogba keeps deteriorating as a video of the club’s training session today emphasized some real loathing between the two.
The video captures a very happy-and-smiling Pogba jogging into training and shaking hands with some members of the United technical team, before a comment by Mourinho mystifies him so much that the smile on his face is miraculously traded with the sort of icy look only a serial killer could fashion.
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Frosty footage just in from @ManUtd‘s training session between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho… ❄️
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After previously playing down rumors of an existing rift between himself and Pogba, Mourinho is done trying to hide the turmoil after the 25-year-old midfielder took a swipe at him following United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves over the weekend.
Pogba insinuated that the manager’s tactics in what was supposed to be an easy home banker limited the team’s attacking prowess, and it obviously did not go down with Mourinho, who over the years has fallen out with many high-profile players he has managed, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Following those comments, the World Cup winner was omitted from the squad that faced Derby yesterday, with Mourinho also announcing before the game that he had stripped Pogba off his vice-captaincy role. And it remains unknown whether the manager would include him in their upcoming game against Westham United.