Paul Pogba revealed a photograph sent by Jose Mourinho was the beginning of the end of their relationship
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Paul Pogba revealed that a picture sent by Jose Mourinho to Mino Raiola was the beginning of the end of their relationship at Manchester United.
Pogba left Old Trafford in the summer, after he was unhappy at being offered a very large amount of 'nothing,' with a £300k-a-week contract, but it certainly wasn't the first time life at United left him feeling down.
Back when Mourinho was in charge of the team, his relationship with the midfielder completely broke down over a series of issues between the pair.
The former Chelsea manager's last game was a loss to Liverpool, where Pogba was famously left on the bench, as the manager didn't consider him able to try and change the game.
Whilst that was the end of their relationship, the falling out actually came earlier, when the World Cup winner was out injured and trying to rehab in Miami.
"It started when I got injured. I said I was going to Miami to do rehabilitation," the 29-year-old says on his new Amazon Prime Video documentary series Pogmentary.
"A paparazzi took a photo of Zulay [Pogba’s wife] and me. Jose sent the picture to Mino [Raiola]. I didn’t like that at all. He said he’s on holiday when we are working like [expletive].
"I told Mourinho are you serious? I’m injured. I train three times a day here. Who do you think I am? It was new to me to have an issue with my coach."
It was the first time that Pogba would find issue with his rehab going on away from Manchester, it wasn't actually the last, with Ralf Rangnick also having problems with it.
When the German took over last December, the former Juventus midfielder was once again injured and away from the club trying to recover, ths time in Dubai.
On the matter, Rangnick said, "My former clubs were always trying to make sure the rehab should take place in the club itself.
"As far as I can tell the medical department is really good, very good, with many different approaches towards rehab.
"I would not want players to do their rehab abroad or anywhere else but the decision on Paul was taken before I came.
"In the future, I have already spoken to the medical department - to Steve [McNally] our doctor, to Robin Sadler - that in the future I want players with injuries, and hopefully we don’t get long-term injuries, but if we have them in the future I want them to stay here."
At the time the interim manager also said he wouldn't be trying to persuade Pogba to stay at the club, with his contract just six months from expiring at the time.
Clearly no one at Old Trafford manager to change the player's mind either, with him leaving following the end of the campaign, for the second time.
He once again ended up at Juventus, where he also went the first time he left United, but injuries have once again got in his way, as he's yet to play a single game.
The midfielder also missed out on the World Cup, as France got to the final, and his injuries nearly cost him the chance to go to Qatar to watch the game, but he did end up there.
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