Manchester United fans seem to be picking sides in the heated ongoing issue between manager José Mourinho and Paul Pogba.
News broke on Tuesday afternoon, only hours before United’s Carabao Cup tie with Derby County, that Mourinho had sacked Pogba as the club’s vice-captain, saying the Frenchman would never lead the side again.
According to the BBC, Mourinho’s decision was based on issues he has with Pogba’s attitude. The 25-year-old has been wearing the captain’s armband on a couple of occasions this season when club-captain Antonio Valencia wasn’t in the team.
Following United’s shock defeat to Derby, which Pogba watched from the stands, Mourinho told Sky Sports that there weren’t any problems in terms of the relationship between the two and that no bust-ups had taken place.
The club’s fans have shown divided opinion since everything that happened on Tuesday, but agree that one of either Mourinho or Pogba should leave, suggesting the toxic relationship is influencing the team negatively.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:
Yap mourinho is the reason because he is also not in good terms with players he just punished pogba because he said we should play attacking football #MourinhoOut
— ?? ERASTUS ?? (@ErastusPunk) September 25, 2018
Pogba is half the problem at Man United. No player is bigger than that club and everything has to be about him.
— James (@Jwilliamsbluhef) September 25, 2018
I’m with Jose 100% on that one!
— Josh Wickham (@Josheyyy25) September 25, 2018
Pogba made the mistake that led to the wolves equaliser on Saturday and then criticised the club after that so Jose is just showing some authority
— Matt Johnson (@JohnsonMatt997) September 25, 2018
The captain will go off then give pogba the armband to prove a point nobody is bigger than the club jose
— . (@Chrisutd68) September 25, 2018
Mourinho seriously has issues..the real problem with united is Mourinho and that’s that..
— Anthony (@united_anthony) September 25, 2018
Mourinho is spot on. Paul thinks he is bigger than a club and untouchable. Moreover he says things to the media that no player would dare say. Well done Jose ?All players who can’t give 100 % to the club must go .
— Antony (@Antony97328656) September 25, 2018
— John Naughton (@johnsham78) September 26, 2018