Mourinho has 'never been happier' with Pogba

Doug Mendoza
August 17, 2018

Pogba will captain United again on Sunday in the absence of regular skipper Antonio Valencia.

Romelu Lukaku is set to return to the side on Sunday afternoon, and took 86 shots last season in the Premier League, of which half were on target, so he should be able to up those shooting stats, and with the aforementioned Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata all having the ability to score goals then United need to be braver.

When asked about Pogba's comments that he can not give his views on his United future for fear of getting fined by his manager, Mourinho was quick to side-step the question.

However, speaking at a press conference on Friday, Mourinho defended his relationship with Pogba saying he has never been happier with him than he is now.

"That's the truth. I can not demand or ask more from him. I want to go back to Italy".

The midfielder was reportedly upset with Jose Mourinho's comments on his performances at the finals, in which the manager intimated that he wasn't focused enough at Manchester United.

"Please don't put him in a situation where people can think he's not a polite, educated guy, which he is".

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The 25-year-old, who joined United in 2016 for US$114 million (£89.7 million), has been linked with a big-money move to Spanish club Barcelona following a series of apparent rifts with Mourinho. He came here on a Monday, he trained three days, I asked for his support, contribution in a match where we had difficulties.

Writing in his Coral column, Shearer said he only sees one victor if Mourinho continues to take on the players at Old Trafford.

Mourinho said: "He's playing well, he does for the fans, he does for the team and that's what I want".

"Our training has been really, really good all week and we go [to Brighton] to win, obviously", said Mourinho. "I want him to work the way he is doing and play the way he is doing and that's all that matters". We never had a warm or hard, I don't know how you like to say, exchange of words.

Pogba still has three years left on his current contract but his stock has risen since becoming a World Cup victor.

Mourinho continued to express how Pogba, a youth team graduate seven years ago, always plays for the Manchester United fans.

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