Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blames Paul Pogba’s entourage for the pair’s broken relationship at Old Trafford.
Pogba and Mourinho are not believed to be on speaking terms at the Theatre of Dreams after a disastrous start to the season for the Red Devils.
Mourinho dropped Pogba from his starting line-up throughout the second half of last season but he was hopeful of repairing their relationship after the midfielder spearheaded France’s World Cup victory in Russia last summer.
However, after making Pogba captain for the start of the season, the 24-year-old has repeatedly undermined Mourinho by criticising his tactics and claiming he will be ‘fined’ if he says what he feels about his position at the club.
Mourinho, though, believes the problems have come from Pogba’s camp and he feels the Frenchman is listening to the wrong people in the background, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Mino Raiola orchestrated Pogba’s move to Old Trafford but he publicly slated Paul Scholes for questioning Pogba’s leadership qualities in August and the club were furious at the nature of the incident.
Pogba pushed for a move to Barcelona last summer but the club were unwilling to sell him for any price.
United had been hopeful of renegotiating a new deal for the Frenchman but he’s likely to wait until Mourinho’s future becomes clearer before deciding.