Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho spoke to the media on Friday and responded to questions relating to chief executive Ed Woodward and Paul Pogba.
The Portuguese tactician is under pressure this week as the Red Devils must produce a response after their bitterly disappointing defeat to Brighton last weekend.
Coupled with ongoing speculation suggesting that all is not well off the pitch either, it has been a difficult period for the Man Utd boss and his players to deliver their best and build confidence.
As per Sky Sports, Pogba raised eyebrows by suggesting that the attitude wasn’t right against Brighton, which seems like a ridiculous excuse to use given that these are elite players at the highest level representing a massive club like United and so it can’t be seen as a valid explanation.
Meanwhile, as noted by the Manchester Evening News, there has been talk of ongoing unrest between Mourinho and Woodward, stemming from the lack of signings this summer which has seemingly left United at risk of falling behind their rivals.
However, the 55-year-old was in no real mood to go into detail about the controversial topics, insisting that no problem exists between him and Woodward while shifting the focus back to Pogba to explain himself.
“Of course. No problem at all,” Mourinho said when quizzed on his relationship with Woodward, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Paul [Pogba] said that so Paul has to answer that. If you want an explanation for Paul’s words you must get him and ask him,” he added in relation to the French international.
In truth, his comments don’t clear up the matters at hand entirely, and so it seems a win on Monday night against Tottenham will be the only thing to lift spirits and silence the detractors for the time being.