Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been left shocked at being dropped by club manager Jose Mourinho.
The France international left out of the starting XI for the past two Premier League games against Arsenal and Fulham.
The relationship between the World Cup winner and Mourinho has been rough this season with the Portuguese boss publically criticised the player several times.
But ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia, the former Chelsea boss was asked why he hasn’t been able to get the best out of Pogba. And the United manager has angrily reacted to the question.
“I’m looking for him to play well and to have a good impact in the game and a good impact in the team – a team with many players that don’t have many miles on their legs,” Mourinho said.
“A team with some players that are not playing a lot, so I hope that people like Paul and a couple of others that are normally in the team and they have that number of miles that players need to be at that top level, I hope he can have a good impact on the team.”
When asked why he has not been able to get the best out of Pogba, Mourinho replied: “I don’t think your question goes in the direction of what I want to answer or listen [to].”
“I don’t like your question. You can put the question from another direction, I don’t like the direction.”
United will take on Valencia tonight at Mestalla Stadium in final Champions League group game.
Mourinho’s men are back in the Premier League action on Sunday evening where they face fierce rivals Liverpool at Anfield.