Mourinho Calls Pogba ‘A virus’, Inter Wants Ozil

Alex Netherton

Paul Pogba and Mesut Ozil are unlikely to stay at their current clubs beyond the end of the season.

Most of us have been on the end of harsh words from our boss at one point or another, but it appears Paul Pogba’s attitude has sparked Jose Mourinho into reaching for some especially vituperative admonishments.

Pogba put in a wretched display against Southampton on Saturday evening, losing possession throughout and being one of the reasons that once the side were back level, they could not find a way through for a third.

After the match, there were reports yesterday that Pogba and Mourinho had been involved in a bust-up in front of the rest of the players, and now the Daily Record details just what the United manager is supposed to have said.

He is reported to have called the French midfielder ‘a virus’, and said: “You don’t play. You don’t respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you.”

With half a season still to come, and Ed Woodward currently sticking to his plan on keeping both Mourinho and Pogba for at least the rest of the season, it is hard to see how this ends well for manager, player and fans.

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