Manchester United legend Gary Neville has rebuffed claims that players at his former club dislike their manager Jose Mourinho, and insisted the current Red Devils squad do enjoy working with their Portuguese coach.
There has been speculation that Mourinho is starting to lose the dressing room at Manchester United. but Neville has revealed that his contacts within the United camp have denied that this is the case:
“There was a big example we saw on social media of how he (Pogba) connected the French team in the dressing room, he was leading them,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“If he can do that and create that spirit in that Manchester United dressing room, that’s what they need.
“They haven’t got a good spirit those players, there’s no doubt about that.
“I still speak to a couple of the players and there’s no doubt that Jose Mourinho, this idea about people saying ‘he hasn’t got the players’ – he has got the players, the players like him.
“These players are happy in that dressing room, Paul Pogba has come back really, really happy this week, enthusiastic.”
Neville also encouraged Paul Pogba, who was surprisingly made captain for his sides 2-1 victory over Leicester last night – to forget about moving to Barcelona and concentrate on being the man who inspires Manchester United back to the summit of English football.
“He’s got a big opportunity to captain this club for many years,” the pundit added.
“Forget Barcelona, forget going elsewhere, be the leader at this club that takes them back to the very top.”