What Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho really meant by dig at Paul Pogba’s World Cup form

Jose Mourinho has reportedly been misunderstood amid his current issues with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

There is plenty of talk over the France international’s future at United at the moment, and it seems some of Mourinho’s comments in the recent past may have been taken badly.

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According to the Telegraph, Mourinho’s quotes about the World Cup being the perfect environment for Pogba due to the lack of distractions were meant in reference to his agent Mino Raiola, rather than how they have been interpreted elsewhere.

These words initially sounded like a dig at the 25-year-old for not being focused enough to keep consistent throughout an entire club season, while many pundits have previously criticised the player for his frequently-changing haircuts and antics on social media.

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The Telegraph report, however, that Mourinho was surprised by the way Pogba spoke after the Leicester City game as he generally feels they get on well.

It’s claimed in the report that the manager and the player have never had any arguments, but the Portuguese tactician would ideally like it if any of his squad have issues that they come and talk about them to his face.

Another Telegraph report has linked Pogba with Barcelona, while Don Balon claim the former Juventus man’s dig at Mourinho is part of a tactic to force the club to sell him.

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