Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has asked manager Jose Mourinho to stop blaming him for the team’s recent poor performances.
The Portuguese boss and French midfielder’s bitter feud was reignited after United’s 2-2 draw against Southampton on Saturday.
Mourinho called him a ‘virus’ in the dressing room.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 5, 2018
In the post game interview at St Mary’s, Mourinho accused Pogba of being reckless and labelled him ‘a virus’.
Now, as reported by The Sun, Pogba has hit back and warned Mourinho to stop highlighting him as the source of United’s problems.
Sportsmail reports that Mourinho’s comments were more general in his criticism as he raged against a fall in standards and discipline from his players, saying he, as manager, wasn’t the only one to blame for recent performances.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 4, 2018
He was understood to be frustrated further on Saturday by how United were forced to set up in midfield with Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic behind in a makeshift three-man defence.
Red Devils are back in Premier League action on Wednesday night against Arsenal at Old Trafford.