Zenden: Man Utd must back Mourinho in Pogba row

Zenden: Man Utd must back Mourinho in Pogba row

Javier Howell
September 27, 2018

Ashley Young said Manchester United lacked intensity against Derby as they went out of the Carabao Cup to the Championship side on penalties at Old Trafford.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is at the heart of controversy after the Red Devils' defeat to Derby.

Gray, who played for a number of clubs in England throughout his playing career, admitted that he would love to watch the likes of Everton and Wolves take the EFL Cup seriously this year.

While it is not clear what Jose Mourinho told Paul Pogba but the Frenchman was clearly not happy with it and gave a sort of death stare to the manager and even uttered some words.

The 25-year-old infuriated Mourinho after the Wolves match when he insisted United should "attack, attack, attack" in what was perceived as a dig at the manager's conservative tactics.

The Daily Mail understand that Mourinho made the decision after Pogba personally told him that he wants to leave United for Barcelona.

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One source has said, however, Mourinho is "picking fights with his players and then asking them to play for him", with another claiming the atmosphere between Mourinho and his squad has been hard since the players returned to preseason training in July. To come to Manchester United and not to just nick one, but I think to play the way we played, doing all the things we have been working towards in a short space of time.

"The same person that decides that Paul is not the second captain anymore is the same person who decides that Paul was the second captain. It's not me. I'm not the manager, I can not, like, say that, but obviously we should show more options of playing". We look at how some of those played out as the Pogba row potentially edges towards its endgame.

"That is part of the strength of the squad and that's what you need when you are getting into hard times, like Man United are in at the moment".

The hosts took the lead after just three minutes, with Juan Mata netting after a fine team move.

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