José Mourinho Has Opened Up About His Relationship With Paul Pogba At Manchester United

José Mourinho has spoken about his relationship with Paul Pogba during his time at Manchester United.

The cracks started to emerge between the pair at Old Trafford before the Special One was axed and replaced with Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

When the 56-year-old Portuguese manager was asked if he was a victim of his falling out with the World Cup-winning Frenchman, he said that he wasn't. However, that didn't stop him from suggesting that the problems were there at the club.

"No. The problems are there. You can imagine that the problems are the players, the organisation, the ambition," he told L'Équipe.

"I only say that I cannot say yes when you ask if Paul was the only one responsible."

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan head coach also touched on the problems at United, saying that the club have not really solved the issues that were present during his time at Old Trafford.

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Credit: PA

"I said nine or ten months ago that after winning eight Championships, finishing second with United may have been my greatest achievement," he explained. "Now people understand.

"I do not always do my analysis publicly on Manchester United. I do not want to talk about it and I have the feeling that I do not need to speak, that time gives explanations.

"About United, I want to say only two things: one is that time has spoken. Two is that the problems are still there."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Mourinho is expected to return to management soon and has been heavily linked with the Roma post, though reports suggest that he was holding out for one reason.

Pogba, meanwhile, is linked with an exit from United in the summer, with Real Madrid and Barcelona interested in signing the 26-year-old midfielder.

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