A lot has been said about Jose Mourinho’s relationship with Paul Pogba, and news about the two have been intense in recent days.
A clip of midfielder Pogba and Mourinho having a tense exchange on the training ground emerged on Wednesday, with the media insisting that all wasn’t well.
But Mourinho has insisted that all is well between him and the 25-year-old but that Pogba won’t captain Manchester United anymore. Mourinho also insisted that nobody is bigger than the club.
He told the media in his press conference: “No, he’s a player like the others, no player is bigger than the club and if I’m happy with his work he plays if I’m not happy he doesn’t play, I’m happy with his work this week, really happy.
“Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday especially because today was not so significant but he trained really well, the team needs good players, players with personality to play, he has and he plays tomorrow. The only thing I’m concerned is you don’t ask me questions which is more important, the match.”
Manchester United will be away at West Ham in Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off, and nothing less than a win will be okay for Manchester United.
United are out of the Carabao Cup after Tuesday night’s penalty shootout defeat to Derby County, and United also drew their last league game against Wolves. So nothing short of a victory will be okay for United against a West Ham side that has been woeful this season but has picked up form in their last two games – defeating Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park and forcing Chelsea to a goalless draw.