Jose Mourinho ‘calls Paul Pogba a virus in front of Man United squad’


Jose Mourinho’s public fallout with Manchester United star Paul Pogba has escalated further after Saturday evening’s draw at Southampton.

The French midfielder was underwhelming as United rescued a point at St Mary’s having been 2-0 down inside the opening 20 minutes.

And it was the World Cup winner who seemed to bear the brunt of Mourinho’s anger after the full time whistle.

According to the Daily Record, Mourinho accused Pogba of displaying a lack of respect for his team-mate’s after his performance.

The report claims Mourinho labelled the 25-year-old a ‘virus’ in front of the entire United team.

He is believed to have told him: ‘You don’t play. You don’t respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you.’

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Pogba was restored to United’s starting XI amid an injury crisis having been dropped for the Champions League win over Young Boys in midweek.

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