A number of Manchester United’s senior players are said to be angry and frustrated at manager Jose Mourinho’s handling of Paul Pogba.
Pogba and Mourinho were filmed yesterday having a frosty conversation at Manchester United‘s Carrington training ground, reportedly about Pogba’s social media activity during the defeat to Derby County on Tuesday night, in what was the latest flare-up of their strained relationship.
The unsavoury scenes came less than 24 hours after Mourinho confirmed that he had stripped the Frenchman of the vice-captaincy at United, despite him only handing him the role at the beginning of the season as recognition for Pogba’s willingness to return to action early following the World Cup this summer.
However, it seems as though the pair’s relationship is beyond repair, with some of the players having sided with their teammate, rather than their manager, with ESPN reporter Mark Ogden saying that “only a handful of players are now fully behind their manager”.
Sources close to some Manchester United players have told ESPN that some of the Red Devils’ squad think that Mourinho has lost his once infamous man management touch, and has fallen behind some of the more modern and progressive coaches within the game.
The report also adds that some players are even considering leaving United in the summer if Ed Woodward continues to stick by the Portuguese manager.
All is certainly not well at Old Trafford…