Jose Mourinho: Paul Pogba Decision Took 'Weeks Of Analysis'

Ferguson warned Manchester United twice about Paul Pogba and his agent

Ferguson warned Manchester United twice about Paul Pogba and his agent

Cameras captured Mourinho involved in a tense exchange with Pogba on Wednesday just hours after confirming he had stripped the midfielder of the vice-captaincy.

Speaking to reporters (via BBC Sport) ahead of the Red Devils' Premier League clash with West Ham, Mourinho played down the incident and revealed that Pogba will start against Manuel Pellegrini's side.

'And if you were the Man United hierarchy, you'd be thinking we can't get the best out of him.

"If it carries on going like that, a lot of teams and players will begin looking at Manchester United in a different way".

A former player even believes that Marcus Rashford is the only young player at the club with the frame of mind to have a young and prosperous career at Old Trafford.

" No player is bigger than the club and if I'm happy with his work he plays, if I'm not happy he doesn't play".

"Nobody trained better than Paul on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday", Mourinho said. The team needs good players.

"I think we are going to play very well, I think we are going to win a very hard match against a very good opponent, an opponent with great investment, an opponent with a champion manager with lots of experienced players, lots of very talented players", he said.

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"No one is bigger than Manchester United, yet somehow Pogba thinks he is. I have to defend that".

Meanwhile Pogba's frosty relationship with Mourinho was laid bare earlier this week. What confrontation? It's not a confrontation.

Disruptive? For you (the media), it was fantastic, you made an incredible story out of 15 mins of training.

It is yet another example of a United player having a spat with their manager in the last few weeks, with the most high-profile example, of course, being Paul Pogba. Loud criticism, loud instruction, happens every day.

But the poor results have been overshadowed by a rift in the camp between Mourinho and Pogba, with reports the midfielder wants to leave and has been told he will never captain the side again.

The World Cup victor who has been involved in a row with Jose Mourinho in the last few days is believed to have alerted staff at Carrington to the ring's disappearance on Tuesday.

He had criticised Mourinho's defensive tactics following the 1-1 draw with Wolves at Old Trafford, preferring that they should have been more offensive.

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