Did Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba quarrell over timing of Instagram post?

first_imgJose Mourinho and Paul Pogba’s relationship took a frosty turn and this time it looks like there is no coming back from it.On Wednesday, a video footage of Manchester United’s training ground was released by SkySports, which showed Mourinho saying something to Pogba, which left the Frenchman amused. It was followed by a few exchanges, where Mourinho was heard asking Pogba to go home before calling a support staff to explain the matter to Pogba.Apparently, if reports from The Guardian are to be believed, Mourinho was miffed at Pogba for a post on Instagram. The post which Mourinho was referring to was a Insta story that Pogba posted around 10.25 PM. In the video, Pogba was seen in a jovial mood alongside Andreas Pereira and Luke Shaw in the Old Trafford stands during Manchester United’s League Cup loss to Derby.Pogba was seen tilting the phone camera at the pitch, where the game was being played. The video was shot earlier but it was posted after the match got over due to wifi issues. But, Mourinho doesn’t believe so and according to him, Pogba was laughing at the 8-7 penalty defeat at the hands of the Frank Lampard-managed Championship side.Also read – Paul Pogba will not be vice-captain anymore but no fallout: Jose MourinhoThis comes exactly the day after Mourinho revealed to the press after United’s loss to Derby that Pogba won’t captain the club ever again.”The only truth is that I made the decision that Paul will not be a second (vice) captain anymore but no fallout, no problems at all,” Mourinho said after his team were knocked out of the League Cup on penalties by second-tier Derby County.advertisementThe Portuguese declined to give a reason for his decision to take the United vice-captaincy away from the World Cup winner.Also read – Manchester United crash out of League Cup after losing on penalties vs Derby County”The same person that decides Paul is not second captain anymore is exactly the same person that decides Paul was second captain myself.You will never captain Manchester United again, Mourinho reportedly told Pogba”I am the manager, I can make these decisions. No fallout, no problems at all just one decision that I don’t have to explain,” he said.Pogba has been United’s stand-in captain for three games when regular skipper Antonio Valencia has been missing and has a mixed season so far. While he has starred in some of the matches, his error led to a Wolves goal in the latest Premier League game and United failed to score after that and had to settle for a draw at Old Trafford.Also read – You will never captain Manchester United again, Mourinho reportedly told PogbaFollowing the match, Pogba was asked what United could have done differently to get a positive result? To which, he replied that the team should play more attacking football.”We’re at home, and we should play much better against Wolves. When we’re at home we should attack, attack, attack. That’s Old Trafford. We’re here to attack. I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking. That was our mistake.”We should just attack and press, like we did against Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal last season. When we play like this, it’s easier for us,” Pogba said.And when was forced further to say what was stopping them from playing the attacking brand if football, Pogba said: “I can’t tell you because I’m a player,” said Pogba. “It’s not me. I’m not the manager, I cannot, like, say that, but obviously we should show more options of playing. But I cannot say that, because I’m a player. That’s my way of thinking – we should move better. We should move more.”It is believed that this is what irked Mourinho and has led him to take away Pogba’s vice-captaincy and again take a dig at the player publicly in the press.The pair’s relationship has long been questioned but it was believed that it was on the up after Mourinho decided to hand him the captain’s armband but Pogba’s social media activities and comments have not gone down too well with the United manager and things are again on the down.United will next play West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League and Pogba is expected to return to the starting XI after being rested for the tie versus Derby.last_img

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