The fraught relationship between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba is apparently approaching a breaking point with the Manchester United manager warning his captain about airing grievances to the media.
Per the Sun, the “extraordinary” dust-up between the two has culminated in Mourinho sarcastically informing Pogba that he should just come out and request a transfer if he really wants to leave United.
The United boss was infuriated by Pogba hinting to the media recently that he would be fined if he said what was really on his mind about playing under Mourinho.
Apparently, the Portuguese has since sat his 25-year-old protege down at a “showdown” meeting and told him that “if he wishes to leave Manchester, again, all he has to do is ask.”
Pogba snapped back by telling Mourinho that if he plans to speak to him formally again he will have to do so by going through his agent, Mino Raiola.
All the while, the Mail reports Barcelona are continuing to monitor the potentially seismic rift that is opening up between the squabbling pair.
Blimey. The next six months are going to be a laugh a minute at Old Trafford.