Manchester United have described reports that Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba had a big bust-up as “absolute nonsense”, insisting their relationship is good.
It is understood United rejected an offer for Pogba from Barcelona earlier in August and despite getting the captain’s armband for their Premier League’s opening win against Leicester, his comments after the game hinted at tensions at Old Trafford.
“If you’re not happy, you cannot give your best,” Pogba said having taken the unusual step of stopping on three occasions to speak to reporters at Old Trafford. “There are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined.”
In Thursday’s reports it was also suggested that Pogba had hit back by telling Mourinho he should go through his agent Mino Raiola if he planned to speak to him formally again.
United have been incensed by these stories calling them “absolute nonsense” and that furthermore, the relationship between Pogba and Mourinho remained “good”.