Published: Sat, August 18, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Mourinho: I don't care about Pogba comments

Mourinho: I don't care about Pogba comments

Compounded by Barcelona's rejected bid for him and Mourinho's assertion that Pogba must treat each match for United with the same intensity as those he played for his country at Russian Federation 2018 the pair have been reported to have a hard relationship.

Former Manchester United midfield lynchpin turned spiritual guru to disaffected supporters of the club, Paul Scholes has been on the airwaves once more this morning.

Pogba was given the captain's armband by his manager for the first game of the new season.

Brighton and Hove Albion await, after the Devils opened the campaign with a 2-1 win over Leicester.

Despite this, comments he made to reporters after the game suggested all was not well and that he risked a fine in saying what he really felt about the matter.

The Portuguese manager said: "I don't think he will go".

According to UK Sky Sports report many news outlets reported on Thursday that Mourinho had warned the France World Cup victor not to speak out to the media and he should request for a transfer if he is unhappy with the Old Trafford outfit.

"That's the truth. I can not demand or ask more from him".

Of course, some of the boys are in a better condition because before Leicester they trained just three days and after this long, good working week, normally they are in a better condition, Mourinho explained.

And he told BBC Sport: "What we do know is that Paul needs to perform more often than he is doing". I don't care. I repeat, I want him to play well, I want him to play for the team, the fans, and that is what it is. "[They are] fully fit but not yet [ready] to play or even to be selected, I think, and that's it".

A summer of discontent has seen repeated reports that Pogba wishes to leave the club he joined from Juventus for £89.3 million two summers ago and move to Barcelona. If only for another few months. "I want him to work the way he's doing, for me that's the only thing that matters". I want him to play well, to play for the team, for the fans and that's what he did.

"It's not easy to be fined here".

"You have to ask Paul", said Mourinho.

'I don't think he will go, ' said Mourinho. We know his performance level is that one.

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