Footage has emerged from Manchester United’s Carrington training ground Wednesday morning showing a frosty exchange between Jose Mourinho and his midfielder Paul Pogba.
It follows Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup game in which Manchester United were knocked out of the competition on penalties by their Championship opposition Wolves, a game that Pogba watched from the stands.
Pogba recently commented about the playing style of the team under Mourinho and a need for more attacking after their loss to Wolves.
Shortly after Pogba learnt he had been stripped of his vice-captaincy duties by Mourinho
Following last night’s match the United boss insisted in a post-match interview that there were no problems between the pair, despite the obvious troubled relationship in recent weeks.
When asked of the stories were true Mourinho said: “No. The only truth [to the reports] is that I made the decision for Paul not to be the second captain anymore.
“But no fallout, no problems at all. The same person that decided Paul is not the second captain anymore is the same person that decided Paul was the second captain – myself.
“I’m the manager I can make these decisions, no fall out at all, no problems at all. Just a decision I do not have to explain.”
But on Wednesday morning Pogba in a seemingly buoyant mood greeted United’s assistant coach Michael Carrick with a high five before being stopping in his tracks after a comment from Mourinho.
Pogba is then seen glaring at his manager in disbelief before turning to some members of United’s coaching staff. A frosty exchange then ensued as a number of Manchester United players looked on.
After the frosty conversation Mourinho called over the club press officer John Allen, who spoke to both men before the Frenchman marched off nodding his head and shrugging his shoulders to his teammates.