José Mourinho, team manager of the English football record champion Manchester United, can not understand the constant rumors about a broken relationship with 105-million-man Paul Pogba.
“Paul himself raised doubts when he was absent on his own decision on Saturday,” Mourinho told Pogba after a 0-0 draw in the UEFA Champions League first knockout round at Sevilla. “He did not feel well He can not be one hundred percent – and in such a game I need players who are at one hundred percent “.
In Seville, Portuguese Mourinho, despite some failures, gave 21-year-old Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay preference over Pogba, who has not played 90 minutes for United in just over a month. After the injury of Spaniard Ander Herrera came the French Vice European Champion Pogba in the 18th minute in the game. However, after the match, Mourinho explicitly praised McTominay for a “fantastic performance”.
“All lies”: Mourinho contradicts rumors
Recently, in the British and French media, the rumors about a rift between Mourinho and Pogba, who in the summer of 2016 by the Italian record champions Juventus Turin had changed to Manchester and there has a contract until 2021. Pogba, it is said, will leave the club due to the dispute with Mourinho and has already been associated with, among others Champions League winner Real Madrid. Mourinho vehemently disagreed with these messages. “Everything lies,” he scolded.
Last Saturday, 24-year-old Pogba had signed off shortly before the FA Cup knockout round at FC Huddersfield (2-0). “I do not know how long Pogba will fail, and frankly, I do not care,” Mourinho said indifferently.