Manchester United legend Paul Ince has claimed that Paul Pogba has been suffocated by manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Pogba has fallen out with his manager this season and the midfielder was stripped of the United vice-captaincy.

The Portuguese boss has fallen out with a number of Red Devils players including Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and captain Antonio Valencia.

And according to former midfielder Paul Ince, former Juventus midfielder Pogba is right to demand a move away from Old Trafford.

“I can’t say I’m surprised to hear about the Paul Pogba rumours, suggesting he’s interested in leaving Old Trafford in January,” Ince told Paddy Power.

“He said recently that he was happy at Manchester United, but I didn’t believe any of that.”

“The club will have to think carefully about whether they’re happy to let him go, though I’d say his behaviour over the last year or so would make that decision easier.”

“I believe a Pogba move away from United would suit both parties. If we’re being honest, he’s never settled on his return to the club.”

“He’s been inconsistent in his performances, going from world class to looking bang average, and there’s always been whispers and transfer talk surrounding him in that time.”

“We know that he’s [Pogba] a fantastic player,” the former United man added.

“We saw that at Juventus, and I don’t think we can blame him for the fact he’s been suffocated by Jose Mourinho.”

“It’s clear when he’s given some freedom to play how he wants, he’s world class. But he’s been stifled at United and often played in the wrong way. He’s part of the constant negativity that’s coming out of Old Trafford at the minute, though.”

“Aside from a couple of decent results recently, it’s all been rumours and transfer gossip and just constant hostility. So, it wouldn’t surprise me that if the money was right United would let him go.”

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