There have been rumours in the Manchester United camp of player unrest, and United skipper Antonio Valencia became the latest to be linked with having issues with the manager.
In the build-up to Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Valencia, there were reports that Valencia was barely speaking to the manager.
Reports claim Jose Mourinho criticised Valencia for not attending the Carabao Cup defeat to Derby County last Tuesday in his role as club captain.
However, the 33-year-old has denied such rumours and claim they are only coming up because the team isn’t winning games at the moment.
After the game against Valencia, the United skipper was asked if he is fully behind Mourinho, he replied: “100%. He is our boss, we have to be with him and we are fighting.”
Valencia was further probed on his rumoured falling out with the manager, to which he continued: “No, I have never had any problem with anyone, thank God.
“The decision [about Pogba losing the captaincy] is for the coach to make, now we need to see the positives.
“We played an important game and got a point, now we have a game against Newcastle and we need to fight.
“What I can say from the inside is that the lads are calm, working every day with a good attitude. We haven’t got good results and that’s why rumours arise.”
Valencia who was dropped for Saturday’s clash against West Ham which United lost 3-1, played the entire game as Valencia held United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford.