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Richard Keys Labels Paul Pogba As A ‘Virus’ And Claims Jose Mourinho Told Him About Rows

Richard Keys Labels Paul Pogba As A ‘Virus’ And Claims Jose Mourinho Told Him About Rows

The France international’s time at Manchester United has come to a bitter end.

Richard Keys has called Paul Pogba a ‘virus’ and he claims that Jose Mourinho told him about the rows between the pair. 

The midfielder will officially leave Manchester United at the end of June when his contract expires, with the expectation that he will return to Italian giants Juventus

Mourinho was at the Old Trafford helm when Pogba returned to United in a then world record £89 million deal. They won three trophies during 16/17 campaign but their relationship soon started to spiral. With an apparent training ground bust up making headlines across the world of football. 

Pogba’s new documentary, The Pogmentary has been causing major uproar from fans and pundits after some damning quotes from the Frenchman. 

Pogba spoke about his experience of working under Mourinho, pinpointing the time when Mourinho appear to send a photo of Pogba in Miami to his late agent Mino Raiola as the catalyst of the sour relationship between the pair. 

Pogba said: “It all started when I got injured, I decided to go to Miami for rehab and left. In Miami a paparazzo photographed me with my wife Zulay.” 

“Mourinho sent the photo to Raiola. I didn't like it at all... at all. I said to Mou, ‘are you serious? I am injured, but I come here to train three times a day. Who do you think I am? I'm not like other players” 

Keys, who worked alongside Mourinho during the Portuguese’s short stint as a pundit has claimed that he knows all about the explosive relationship between Mourinho and Pogba. 

The presenter then appear to side with Mourinho, by ripping into the midfielder.

He said on Twitter: “I doubt there’s anything in the Pogmentary that will persuade me that Pogba isn’t a virus & United are well rid of him.” 

“£300,000/week - nothing? Didn’t feel loved? Please. Mourinho told me about his rows & there’s only one side to take.”

Despite their relationship turning sour, Pogba holds no grudge and is wanting to make United regret letting him go on a free transfer.

He said: “My thought process is to show Manchester (United) that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract.” 

“And to show other clubs that Manchester had made a mistake in not offering me a contract.” 

“How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing? Never seen that.”

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Topics: Paul Pogba, Jose Mourinho, Football, Manchester United, Juventus