Mathias Pogba has claimed that Jose Mourinho was to blame for the breakdown of his relationship with his brother Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
The Portuguese boss was sacked by the club last month following the Red Devils’ worst start to a season in 28 years.
Paul Pogba’s brother: “It was Mourinho who was the problem.”
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 8, 2019
Pogba was stripped of the vice-captaincy by Mourinho in September before being caught by Sky Sports camera in bust-up on the training ground.
But Mathias Pogba believes Mourinho’s ego which dominated the dressing room was the main cause of bad relationship with his young brother.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 8, 2019
“It was Mourinho who was the problem,” Mathias Pogba told RMC Sport. “Mourinho still wants to be the centre of attention. The problem was Mourinho, right down the line.”
“In the locker room, outside the locker room…everything, I know my brother, and you tell him, ‘Go. Go play ‘, the rest, he will do it.”
“From what we see of Mourinho, he always wants to be the maestro, the centre of attention.”
“(Paul) does not even calculate that aspect: you respect him, he will respect you, you trust him, he will produce big performances.”
— Manchester United (@MUFCScoop) January 9, 2019
Mourinho was replaced by former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who immediately restored Pogba to the starting line-up.
Pogba has responded with four goals and four assists as United won all four of the Norwegian’s first four Premier League games in charge.