Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has denied suggestions that he has not got the healthiest of relationships with current manager Jose Mourinho.
The Frenchman played a vital role in Saturday’s FA Cup Semi-Final where Man United came back from a goal down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 and proceed to a record-equalling 20th final.
Pogba heroically won the ball back from Moussa Dembele on the left wing before clipping in a perfect cross which Alexis Sanchez expertly headed in to level the score on 24 minutes, and dominated the midfield alongside the similarly impressive Nemanja Matic and eventual match-winner Ander Herrera until the final whistle.
Speaking after helping United book a Wembley trip on May 19, he explained that there was no disgruntlement between himself and his boss: “I have no problem with him, and I don’t think he has a problem [with me]. He put me in as captain and he has given me responsibilities in a great club like United. I am a player, and I like to give the best of myself.”
After starting the season off very brightly as United were blowing teams away 4-0 all over the shop, injuries have stifled Pogba’s 2017-18 campaign which led to a rapid decline in form and an increase in substitute appearances; this unsurprisingly sparked doubts over his future in Manchester.
He explained that he never takes Mourinho’s managerial decisions to heart though, stating: “He is the coach, he has to make decisions and I am a player, I accept them, I have to answer on the pitch.”