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Jose Mourinho to let TWO Man United fan favourites leave this summer

Frenchman has either been benched or hauled off in seven of his last 11 games for the Old Trafford club

Paul Pogba will be allowed to leave Man United this summer, according to reports.

The £89million Frenchman, 25, has either started on the bench or been hauled off in seven of his last 11 games for the Old Trafford club.


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Paul Pogba failed to back up his man-of-the-match display against City as United lost to West Brom

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Paul Pogba failed to back up his man-of-the-match display against City as United lost to West Brom

Anthony Martial was sent on by Jose Mourinho after Paul Pogba failed to influence the game

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Anthony Martial was sent on by Jose Mourinho after Paul Pogba failed to influence the game

And the Daily Mail claims United boss Jose Mourinho has finally lost patience with his star man and will sanction the sale.

He’s not the only one either, with Anthony Martial, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian also set to be shown the exit door.

Academy graduate Pogba’s return from Juventus was hailed as the spark that would see the club return to the top of the game.

But the midfielder has looked off the pace and, despite several brilliant performances, is not delivering what he was bought to provide.

Pogba’s man-of-the-match performance against Manc City was followed by a poor showing in a shock defeat to rock-bottom West Brom.

Paul Pogba was an unused substitute as United beat Brighton in the FA Cup

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Paul Pogba was an unused substitute as United beat Brighton in the FA Cup

The Frenchman was left trying to keep warm in the stands

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The Frenchman was left trying to keep warm in the stands

Only an injury to Ander Herrera saw Jose Mourinho turn to Paul Pogba in Sevilla

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Only an injury to Ander Herrera saw Jose Mourinho turn to Paul Pogba in Sevilla

Since the turn of 2018, Mourinho has not been afraid to drop his star man for the likes of Scott McTominay, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera.

Timeline

Jan 31 – Pogba replaced by Mata 63 minutes into defeat at Spurs

Feb 3 – Mourinho benches Pogba for McTominay in win over Huddersfield

Feb 11 – Pogba replaced by Carrick in Newcastle

Feb 21 – Frenchman dropped for Sevilla game

March 13 – Mourinho again benches Pogba for second leg

March 17 – Pogba is an unused sub as United beat Brighton

April 15 – Martial replaces Pogba against West Brom

And Pogba is in real danger of being benched again for the trip to Bournemouth on Wednesday, as well as Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley.

Following the Baggies defeat, Mourinho fumed: “What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team?

“I only know one criteria. It’s the way they play. It’s the only way I can select players.

Paul Pogba heads for the stands after being hauled off against Tottenham

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Paul Pogba heads for the stands after being hauled off against Tottenham

“Or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their beautiful face? The only way is to go with performance.

“If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final. It’s an opportunity for people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs.

“Some of the guys that played today (against West Brom) don’t have a place in that team.”


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