The Mourinho v Pogba battle will seemingly not go away, but former Premier League midfielder turned pundit Jermaine Jenas has predicted that there will only be one winner in this heavyweight clash, and it won’t be Mourinho.
The Manchester United manager has seemingly been at loggerheads with his £89 million midfielder since the turn of the year when, after a promising start to the 2017/18 season, his performances deteriorated drastically.
Some reports in recent weeks have suggested that he wants to move away from Old Trafford, with Barcelona thought to have made a move towards the end of the Premier League’s transfer window, but former Newcastle midfielder Jermaine Jenas thinks that Pogba hold’s all of the power at United.
“Unfortunately the manager never wins,” Jenas told the Express.
“Essentially what tends to happen, as we’ve seen many a year, especially surrounding Mourinho, it’s almost a player revolt at times.
“They start not performing because they are not happy, which has an impact on the pitch, on the fans. It is not going to take much to rock that boat.
“So he has to be really careful with this one because I feel Pogba holds all the cards.
“I think Mourinho is who he is and he’s very stubborn in his mindset.
“Almost rightly so, he’s achieved so much in the game, he deserves that thought process but unfortunately I feel like he will be one that loses out and ends up losing his job because the club will be desperate to keep hold of Paul Pogba.”
Pogba showed exactly what he is capable on the pitch during this summers World Cup, where he helped guide France to only their second title, taking on a leadership role within Didier Deschamps’ squad.