Report- Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho makes Paul Pogba playing decision amid worsening relationship | Football | Sport

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Updated: December 8, 2018
Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho makes Paul Pogba playing decision amid worsening relationship | Football | Sport

Manchester United manager Mourinho has reignited his Old Trafford war with Pogba in recent times, with the relationship between the two currently at an all-time low.

Ever since a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham back in February, the Red Devils’ two most high-profile assets have been at loggerheads.

Paul Pogba was dropped for several big Manchester United matches this season and, despite winning the World Cup with France back in the summer, it has been a similar story again this term.

The midfielder was stripped of the club’s vice-captaincy back in September.

And Mourinho reportedly ripped into Pogba recently, labelling him a ‘virus’ after their 2-2 draw with Southampton last week.

The 25-year-old found himself benched for the Red Devils’ 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday.

Yet the Manchester Evening News say Mourinho will still play Pogba despite doubts over his mental state.

It is said that, because of the midfielder’s ability, Mourinho will still give him game time.

Pogba has been tipped to leave for Barcelona or Juventus.

But the MEN claim that, while he is still at the club, Mourinho is ready to give him a chance to prove himself.

Meanwhile, Pogba has been sensationally slated for his poor United form by former Premier League chairman Simon Jordan.

“If I’m Ed Woodward and my champion was Mourinho I’d want to do something quite extreme to support him,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“I’d publicly get right behind him and put a stick right up Pogba’s backside in terms of straightening him out, so he knew where I stood.

“Frankly whoever wanted to sign Pogba in the first place… I’d send them home in a cab!

“I would sell Pogba in a heartbeat.

“I think he is a malaise and has far too much to say for himself.

“And most of it has no relevance.

“His performances on the pitch are far and away beneath what one expects of a player who is reported to be of the quality he is.

“The World Cup success with France was [N’Golo] Kante, [Antoine] Griezmann and [Kylian] Mbappe excelling in their individual roles.

“I think there was a lot of noise and rubbish coming from Pogba inside the dressing room – I think he’s all myth.”