Jose Mourinho expecting support from Manchester United board after public training ground falling out with Paul Pogba
The latest dispute between the pair was over an Instagram post the Frenchman made after the Red Devils’ Carabao Cup defeat to Derby on Tuesday night
Jose Mourinho is expecting the Manchester United board to back him over his amazing public bust-up with Paul Pogba.
The Portuguese’s difficult relationship with the club’s record signing reached a new low after the TV cameras played out an awkward encounter between the two in a training session on Wednesday.
The video showed the midfielder and team-mate Andreas Pereira laughing in the stands which caused Mourinho to confront Pogba when he ran on to the Carrington training ground the next morning.
Pogba’s post went out at 10:28pm but it was actually filmed during the first-half of the game – when United were winning 1-0.
It is the latest in a series of clashes between player and manager this season and according to The Sun, Mourinho wants the same backing from executive chairman Ed Woodward that legend Sir Alex Ferguson received in his numerous player-power battles over the years.
The bust-up will only add to the speculation surrounding Pogba’s future at Old Trafford.
And the clash clearly left the World Cup winner in a foul mood as he was pictured making a two-fingered salute to cameras as he left training on Wednesday.
Pogba’s former club Juventus are reportedly leading the chase for him but Barcelona are also interested.
The Sun also claims the Serie A giants discussed a deal to re-sign him after landing United legend Cristiano Ronaldo for £99million.