Talk about trouble in paradise.
Paul Pogba’s £89m club record move to Manchester United in 2016 is arguably the most eye-catching piece of business in Jose Mourinho’s career.
But 18 months on and, according to L’Equipe, their relationship has never been more strained.
The French news outlet believes Pogba, after a torrid personal spell on the pitch, now ‘regrets’ returning to United from Juventus.
Pogba has come under fire in recent weeks for some abject displays, none more so than against Newcastle at the weekend when Mourinho replaced him with Michael Carrick despite the Red Devils chasing an equaliser.
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The French midfielder was visibly distraught on the substitutes’ bench as he watched his side fall to a 1-0 defeat.
And, according to Mourinho’s man in the know Duncan Castles at the Daily Record, Pogba feels his form has dipped because he’s being consistently played out of position.
The 24-year-old has featured as part of a two-man midfield alongside Nemanja Matic but feels that limits his attacking opportunities.
Castles believes Pogba is unhappy and feels he should instead be part of a three to free him of his defensive responsibilities and allow him to make an impression further up the field.
Mourinho, however, doesn’t agree and feels Pogba should be able to excel no matter what formation he plays.
We have a feeling this one might rumble on for a while.
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