According to The Sun, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and midfielder Paul Pogba have fallen out, leaving their relationship, and shared future, in a state of uncertainty.
Mourinho has reportedly informed the Frenchman that if he wishes to leave Old Trafford this summer, amid apparent Barcelona interest – as reported by the Daily Mail, then he must hand in an official transfer request.
The World Cup winner only rejoined the Red Devils in the summer of 2016 for a then world record fee. However, last season the 25-year-old’s performances came under fire as he struggled to fit comfortably within Mourinho’s preferred playing system.
It would take a huge figure to be offered up by Barcelona in order for the Spanish giants to prise Pogba away from the Red Devils, especially as the English outfit would have no means of finding a replacement as the transfer window has already closed on these shores.
There are some United fans who would even rather see the manager walk before they lose Pogba, whereas others have got behind Mourinho at this time. Here’s a look at some of the reaction on Twitter from United fans to the reported bust-up…
— Sailo Vara (@sailo18) August 16, 2018
Fed up with pogba, Fergie was bang on about him and Raiola years ago.
Woodward has shafted mourinho here, not to make the club better but to ensure they profit commercially.
Give me 11 Herrera's over Pogba anyday #MUFC
— Marko27 (@Cunstable27) August 16, 2018
My only concern is if we push JM out for Pogba ! Then he leaves anyway! Where does that leave us ? #MUFC
— RBY7 (@Royboy700) August 16, 2018
Pogba should go he can’t say those of comments don’t know what’s happening between but he should be professional,if he wants out let him go #mufc
— Yui (@Yuishii79) 16 August 2018
The more rumours and stories I read, the more I’m convinced that we have a huge problem on our hands. I think #Pogba will be dropped on Sunday and the meltdown will begin. #mufc @ManUtd https://t.co/7FJs2x1I6s
— Iain Stephens (@iain14) 16 August 2018
So the headlines this morning.
Pogba tells Utd he wants to leave & Jose says well hand a transfer request in then.
I wasn’t daft enough to ever believe he wanted to come back in the 1st place like some deluded Man Utd fans.
If true GET RID !!! #mufc 🇾🇪
— GILLYtheJIBBER (@DaysUnited) 16 August 2018