Paul Pogba has gone on record to say that his relationship with Jose Mourinho has been hit by a few ‘issues’.
The France midfielder, who is currently on international duty at this summer’s World Cup in Russia, started the season for Manchester United in fine form. However, he picked up a serious hamstring injury in an early Champions League game, something which kept him out for a number of months and he never seemed to recover his form afterwards.
His poor performances saw him left on the bench for a number of games by Jose Mourinho, with some reports suggesting that the pair’s relationship had been put under strain and potentially causing Pogba to head towards the Old Trafford exit door. Now, the France international has admitted that there were some ‘small issues’ with his club manager.
Speaking at a news conference at France’s World Cup training base in Moscow, Pogba said his second year with United was not ideal.
“It was a better season that the previous one,” Pogba said.
“It was an experience. There were some small issues with [Mourinho], but they were nothing in the end.
“Being a substitute, that sort of thing, it helps you to grow. I have to accept it.”