Mourinho praises Pogba


Jose Mourinho has broken his silence on his relationship with French World Cup winner Paul Pogba and insists there has been no disagreement with Manchester United’s record signing.

A summer of discontent has seen repeated reports that Pogba wishes to leave the club he joined from Juventus for £89.3 million two summers ago and move to Barcelona.

They were followed by claims this week that manager and player had exchanged angry words in a heated meeting after comments made by Pogba following last week’s opening league fixture against Leicester.

Having starred, and scored, in United’s 2-1 victory, just four days after returning to pre-season training following his World Cup adventures, Pogba claimed: “There are things I cannot say otherwise I will get fined.”

But Mourinho, preparing for Sunday’s visit to Brighton, insists that argument never took place.

“The truth is we are together for two years and a couple of weeks and I’ve never been so happy with him as I am now, that’s the truth. I cannot demand more from him,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday.

“He came here on a Monday, trained three days, I asked for his support for his contribution in an important match for us when the team had difficulties, he did it better and for more time than we could expect.

“When he says he did it for the fans and for the team, it is exactly what I want. It is exactly what I demand from my players.

“He’s working well, playing well, he does it for the fans, he does for the team and that’s what I want. To play for the team and I couldn’t be happier than what I am.”

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