Report reveals Pogba’s response to Mourinho ‘virus’ rant
Paul Pogba separated the tactics of Jose Mourinho in a calm and measured way after the 2-2 draw with Southampton, a report says. Manchester United went 2-0 to humble Southampton in what turned out to be Mark Hughes’ last game in charge of the Saints, but recovered to win a 2-2 draw in a game that United failed to dominate.As a result, Mourinho allegedly marked Pogba as “a virus” in an astonishing tirade in the dressing room.
Mourinho settled into his midfielders after the game and went even further behind the closed doors with the Daily Record claiming that the Portuguese boss accused him of showing a lack of “respect” towards his teammates and fans.
Now The Times has reported more details of the confrontation with Pogba against Mourinho’s taunts by suggesting that United players are inhibited during his reign.The document states that Pogba complained that “he had no one to go to because his manager’s tactics do not allow players to move freely in front of him.”
It was a response that, it is claimed, was delivered “calmly” without the threat of an escalation of the situation, while Pogba was not the only man who received the language of Mourinho.
It is also understood that the United boss has taken other United players to the task after another monotonous show at St Mary’s.
It is not the first time that Pogba and Mourinho have faced each other, far from that.
The couple had a strange exchange of training ground in September, according to reports due to an Instagram post.
The couple was filmed crashing in training, and it was reported that their war of words occurred because the midfielder posted a video of laughter during the departure of the Carabao Cup of Manchester United on penalties to Derby County.
Pogba did not participate in the Carabao Cup game, but the next day he returned to training to be filmed in an uncomfortable exchange with the United boss.
Pogba seemed surprised by something Mourinho told him, and the couple began an exchange that lasted two minutes, along with members of United’s coaching staff.