Photo Of Paul Pogba In Miami Ruined Relationship With Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba has revealed that a picture sent by Jose Mourinho to Mino Raiola was the beginning of the end of their relationship at Manchester United.
Pogba may not have been happy with United last summer when they offered him a very large amount of 'nothing,' with a £300k-a-week contract, but it's not the first time he wasn't pleased at Old Trafford.
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."
Whilst 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.
Now he looks certain to return to Turin to sign for Juventus once again, don't expect him to be back as a United player for a third time mind...
Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Twitter
- Jose Mourinho Breaks Down Difference Between Paul Pogba At Manchester United And France
- Richard Keys Labels Paul Pogba As A ‘Virus’ And Claims Jose Mourinho Told Him About Rows
- Paul Pogba Opens Up On Suffering From Depression
- 'Shameful!' - Jose Mourinho ruthlessly slammed for accusing Rick Karsdorp of betraying Roma