Paul Pogba: My relationship with Jose Mourinho is very good

by Harry Robinson

Paul Pogba’s relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is “very good”, according to the player himself.

Rumours have circulated over the course of the season that the Frenchman has fallen out with his boss at Old Trafford.

Yet both have always stated the opposite. After being hailed by Mourinho ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, Pogba was appreciative of the relationship.

“It’s good, very good,” the midfielder insisted to Sky Sports in an interview with Geoff Shreeves.

“He’s the coach, I’m the player. He does the coaching, I do the playing.”

Pogba has had an inconsistent season, with moments of utter brilliance in almost every game, but only rare occasions where he has truly dominated a match and led United.

Those games have been more frequent in the last couple of games, with superb performances against Man City at the Etihad, scoring twice to win the game, against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and a solid showing vs AFC Bournemouth in the league.

Three of his last four games have been impressive. That kind of consistency is what United fans are seeking from Pogba

“I’m here and very happy,” the star continued, with other rumours suggesting he could leave in the summer.

“I give my best for the team, for myself I’m happy because we are in a final [FA Cup final] and I want to finish the season very well.”

Pogba also praised the opposing manager of Sunday’s fixture, Arsene Wenger, who has announced he’ll leave Arsenal at the end of the season after 22 years. What’s next for Wenger? Maybe a visit to an Online Casino, either way he’ll be having a break after stepping down as Arsenal manager.

“For a Frenchman, it’s all just respect that you have with a manager like Arsene, who’s been there for years and done what he’s done,” he told Sky.

“When I was a kid, I was supporting Arsenal because it was like the French national team and what he did at the club was incredible. The fans must be sad, for a big manager like this to leave like this. He has been there for a long time, maybe it was the time.”

From a fans’ perspective, all of the Pogba stories seem like nothing but nonsense from the press designed to create problems where they do not exist, especially when you see Pogba and Mourinho all smiles on the sidelines after games.

The press loves to hate United and this season that has started to come back, certainly with their coverage of Pogba as a United player. Just imagine if they caught Pogba on holiday in a Canadian online casino or something? They’d have a field day.

It’s not unfair to say Pogba’s season hasn’t been as consistently strong as fans would have wanted but he’s been fantastic in points and is a central figure at United who is going nowhere, no matter how many false stories are produced.

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