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José Mourinho Texts Manchester United Officials To Say He's 'Tried Everything' With Paul Pogba

José Mourinho Texts Manchester United Officials To Say He's 'Tried Everything' With Paul Pogba

José Mourinho and Paul Pogba's relationship has only been one of the many problems that Manchester United fans have had the unfortunate pleasure to watch this season.

Okay, there have been moments when the two have been able to repair the cracks, but it seems that their relationship might be well and truly buried after the United manager's most recent actions.

According to the Independent, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss has texted club officials to say that he has lost all hope in fixing his problems with the World Cup-winning Frenchman.

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"Mourinho is also now said to be at a loss as to how to deal with the French international and get the better of him, and actually texted club officials to complain that he has tried everything to no avail, from the conciliatory to the hardline," Miguel Delaney wrote.

It follows on from reports that the Special One called the former Juventus star a "virus" in front of his United teammates.

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Credit: PA

"You don't play. You don't respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you," Mourinho reportedly added (via the Daily Record).

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The 55-year-old Portuguese manager suffered a major setback in the Premier League after United could only secure a 2-2 draw against Southampton over the weekend.

Following on from the result, the Red Devils boss has revealed that his top-four ambitions for the club have changed.

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Credit: PA

"I don't think we need a miracle," he said (via the BBC Sport). "We don't need to waste points where we don't need to waste.

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"Before [Crystal] Palace, I said my target would be end of December in top four. Now the target has changed. Now we have to try to be very close to these positions.

"We need not to be so unlucky with problems that we have. We need some players to perform."

Where will United finish in the Premier League this season?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Paul Pogba, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Football

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]