“You Want me Dead?”- Pogba Refuses Interviews Amidst Mourinho Rift
France Midfielder, Paul Pogba has declined interviews in the wake of reports about a bitter rift with manager Jose Mourinho.
When the World Cup winner was approached by reporters following United’s 3-1 loss to West Ham, a game in which Pogba was substituted early in the second half, he said: “You want me dead?”
Mourinho himself was not in much of a better mood when he faced the press ahead of his side’s showdown against Valencia.
He slammed some of his players, some of which he said ‘do not care’ and that some cared more than others.
“Some care more than others.” he said, “Every player is different, no player is the same. I see different actions but what you see is not really inside.
“I see upset people, some people that don’t look like they lost a game.
“I see so-so but in the little two sessions of training we had [since Saturday] everything was normal, the desire to work and play.”
“The performance on the pitch, in my opinion, is the consequence of many factors. Luke Shaw said the players have to give more, and I like that perspective but I don’t agree totally.
“Everyone in the club has a role to play. The kit man, the nutritionist, when we win, we all win, when we lose, we all lose.
“Until someone tells me they were a dishonest player, I will always believe that the players are honest and want to give their best.”