Paul Pogba May Cost Far More Than Barcelona Are Capable Of Spending

Posted September 28, 2018

The Portuguese manager is expecting the Old Trafford hierarchy to back him the way they used to stand with Sir Alex Ferguson in his battles with player power back in the day, according to The Sun.

The Frenchman's relationship with United manager, Jose Mourinho reached its nadir earlier this week when the 25-year-old midfielder was told he would no longer operate as the club's vice-captain.

Signed for nearly £90 million in the summer of 2016, the Telegraph reported that the former Juventus man had already made his intention to leave the club clear; alerting United's CEO Ed Woodward of the decision before the beginning of this year's Premier League season.

Luke Shaw has been another player who has a fragile relationship with Mourinho despite his return to first team action.

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Wednesday's session had been pencilled in given it was expected to be a light warm-down following an easy win over Derby in Carabao Cup.

The post emerged at 10.28pm, minutes after Frank Lampard's Rams had dumped United out of the cup at the third round on penalties.

As Manchester United prepare to travel to London to face West Ham on Saturday, Mourinho must restore some harmony to a group of players who are growing exhausted of his antics. They went on to draw 2-2 and lose on spot-kicks. Instead, after that defeat, it was actually Pogba who came out and said the players' attitude at the Amex Stadium was unacceptable.

"I think we have more alternatives to show on the field".

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The coach would explain the reasons for this decision in a subsequent press conference.

He said he wanted United to "attack, attack, attack".

'We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves. We are here to attack.

Lukaku does not want to be seen to be backing Pogba against Mourinho.

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