Pogba is at war with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and the public spat is threatening to ruin the team’s season.

The warring pair have fallen out on a regular basis ever since Pogba returned to United from Juventus in an £89million deal in 2016.

The situation came to a head this week, with Pogba slagging off Mourinho’s tactics before finding himself stripped of the vice captain’s role and lambasted in training in full view of his team-mates and the TV cameras.

According to the Mail, there are growing concerns that Mourinho’s fallout with Pogba is in danger of leaving his relationship with others stars in tatters.

Anthony Martial has taken Pogba’s side and he is said to be an obvious ally in a group of unhappy French-speaking players.

Eric Bailly, who is now down the Old Trafford pecking order, is also disillusioned with life at the club.

Andreas Pereira, the 22-year-old Belgian midfielder, appeared alongside Pogba in an Instagram video that upset Mourinho this week.

The two were laughing and joking while their team-mates crashed out the Carabao Cup to Burnley.

Pereira has followed Pogba’s lead by turning up to training in a flash car. He drives in a white Bentley while Pogba has a black Rolls Royce, driven by his chauffeur.

Luke Shaw is close to that group too who, along with Marcus Rashford, is unhappy at a lack of game-time.

Express Sport understands Mourinho was left annoyed at the playing of loud music on the team bus before the draw with Wolves on Saturday. That was led by Pogba but new signing Fred was also part of that.

The Mail say there are concerns at the club that he has come under Pogba’s wing.

However, not all the first team squad have taken the midfielder’s side.

Ashley Young and Nemanja Matic have kept their distance while Pogba is now not as close as he was to Romelu Lukaku.

It’s suggested Lukaku does not want to be seen to be backing Pogba against Mourinho and has stepped back from the situation.

United legend Paul Ince today launched a blistering attack on Pogba and urged the club to kick him out.

The former United star has accused Pogba of thinking he’s bigger than the club, thinks Mourinho is too soft to handle the problem and has urged executive vice chairman Ed Woodward to sell the World Cup winner in the next transfer window.

Ince told Paddy Power: “The latest episode between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba, where they were caugh rowing on the cameras at training, shows a complete lack of professionalism from both of them.

“The whole thing between those two is just ludicrous now. If anybody had any doubts before about how those two feel about each other – it’s been proven for everyone to see. They very clearly don’t get on.

“Not every player is going to like their manager all the time. It’s not about the dislike for each other, it’s about the fact you’re playing for a team and you should want to put that aside and win games.

“I said weeks ago that someone needed to put this situation to bed. No one is bigger than Manchester United, yet somehow Pogba thinks he is.

“There’s been an issue between them for a long time, and it’s been allowed to spiral out of control and get into the mess it’s in now.

“There’s absolutely no chance this would have happened under Ferguson. He’d have had the situation dealt with weeks, even months ago. There’s no way that Manchester United can compete with Liverpool or Manchester City, or even win trophies, when they’ve got situations like this happening in the club.

“I can tell you what Fergie would’ve done, too. There’d have been a complete ban on Pogba speaking to all media. Because it’s obvious that he’s been feeding off the attention he’s been getting and that’s made it even worse.

“Pogba is letting his personal vendetta with Mourinho take over his game.”

BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT JUDI JAMES GIVES VERDICT ON MOURINHO-POGBA STAND-OFF

“The body language in this footage suggests the kind of stare-down that you see between prize-fighters at a weigh-in.

“Pogba arrives looking chipper enough, greeting other players with some upbeat hand-slaps but when he spots Mourinho mooching with his hands in his pockets he pauses in what looks like disbelief or shock, staring intently at the manager whose concealing of his hands shows he has no intention of offering a warm greeting.

“There appears to be words exchanged but it’s the ongoing staring and facial expressions that seems to define what looks suspiciously like dislike between the two men.

“Jose walks behind his player and Pogba turns his head to continue the stare.

“The fact this incident was played out in public and in front of the team rather than back in the office suggests little desire for any fence-building at this stage.”

Daily Express :: Sport Feed

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