Jose Mourinho was to blame for the breakdown
of his relationship with Paul Pogba, according
to the midfielder’s brother.
The Portuguese was sacked by Manchester
United, after the club’s worst start to a season in
Fractures in his relationship with Pogba began to
emerge in September, when the France World
Cup winner was stripped of the vice-captaincy,
before both men were filmed having an animated
argument on the training ground.
Now, Mathias Pogba, who plays for Tours in the
French third division, has lifted the lid on the
relationship behind the scenes, by claiming the
former manager’s ego dominated the dressing
Pogba has scored four goals and laid on four
assists, as United won all four of Ole Gunnar
Solskjaer’s first four Premier League games in
“It was Mourinho who was the
problem. Mourinho still wants
to be the centre of attention.
The problem was Mourinho,
right down the line.
“In the locker room, outside the
locker room…everything, I
know my brother, and you tell
him, ‘Go. Go play ‘, the rest, he
will do it.
“From what we see of
Mourinho, he always wants to
be the maestro, the centre of
“(Paul) does not even calculate
that aspect: you respect him, he
will respect you, you trust him,
he will produce big
performances,” Mathias Pogba
told RMC Sport.