French footballer Paul Pogba has revealed that his relationship with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United was broken when the manager suspected his injury while he was on his way to Miami for a rehabilitation program.
Pogba said the Portuguese manager questioned his rehabilitation. Pogba and Mourinho both moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2016.
According to several reports, during his tenure at Old Trafford, a heated argument broke out between Pogba and Mourinho. Initially, the midfielder performed well under the Portuguese manager. In their first season, both won the UEFA Europa League and the EFL Cup (Carabao Cup). Pogba looked like an integral player in Mourinho’s system.
However, allegations of constant quarreling, both during practice sessions and matches, quickly surfaced. According to the Sun, the former United boss called Pogba “a virus” in front of all his teammates during a practice session in December 2018.
In his new documentary on Amazon Prime, Pogba reveals the timing of Mourinho’s anger. “It started when I was injured. I said I was going to Miami for rehabilitation. A paparazzi took a photo of Zule (Pogba’s wife) and me. He sent a picture to Jose Mino (Raiola). I didn’t like it at all.” He’s on vacation when we all work, “Pogba said.
The Frenchman was horrified by Mourinho’s comments. “I told Mourinho, ‘Are you serious?’ I’m injured. I train here three times a day. Who do you think I am? Having problems with my coach was new to me, “he said.
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in the middle of the 2018-19 season. The former Real Madrid manager walked away after leading the Red Devils to 84 wins in 144 games in all competitions.
Manchester United have confirmed that midfielder Paul Pogba will move away from Old Trafford this season. The Frenchman will go on a free transfer as his contract expired on June 30 and discussions for a new contract have been in vain.
Pogba made 232 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions. He has scored 39 goals and assisted 51 times during his tenure at the club, but many fans and pundits feel he did not justify the huge 89 million man paid by Manchester United to sign him from Juventus in 2016.
If reports are to be believed, Paul Pogba will return to Juventus to play in Serie A next season.