‘Mourinho has tried everything to help Pogba’ – Damning verdict on United star

first_img“[If he leaves] the club would not be losing a player at their height, they would be losing a player who for Manchester United had been bang average at best.“If you take Pogba out of the team right now, it doesn’t make a lot of difference. This Paul Pogba is not doing it for Manchester United.“Pogba doesn’t want to buy into what Mourinho is trying to do at Old Trafford, he has to move him on and Jose has to get someone in who is hungry and will buy into his ideas.“He must have looked misty eyed across to Frank Lampard last night – a player who simply did it for him, didn’t cause any problems, produced and together they were a trophy machine.”Listen back to Neil Custis’ Man United verdict on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above! “Sir Alex Ferguson got rid of David Beckham, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy and nobody questioned him at the time, there was no attempt at mediation from somebody above, there was no questioning his authority, and Manchester United continued to be successful because the manager had the power.“For me, there’s not a manager out there now who could do this job better then Jose Mourinho, so he has to be given support.”Custis also added that he feels Mourinho and Pogba’s relationship has ‘always threatened to blow up’ and that it’s time the midfielder to leave after a ‘bang average’ career at Old Trafford.“They’ve had a number of meetings and basically agreed to disagree, put their personal feelings behind them and work together for the good of Manchester United,” he said.“That seemed to work for two or three games, but there’s always been a simmering tension there that has always threatened to blow up. 3 Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba’s relationship at Manchester United has reached breaking point and the time has come for the midfielder to leave Old Trafford.That’s the opinion of The Sun’s Manchester football writer Neil Custis, who has offered his verdict on the ‘simmering tension’ currently at the club.United’s roller-coaster start to the new season took another nosedive on Tuesday as they were dumped out of the EFL Cup by Derby County – Mourinho suffering defeat to his former Chelsea favourite Frank Lampard.And the manager invited more focus on the club and on his much talked about relationship with Pogba when he revealed after the game – which the midfielder missed – that he will never captain the United team again. Paul Pogba has hinted at tensions between him and Jose Mourinho Custis says Pogba would already be out of the door if Sir Alex Ferguson was still manager center_img Many have interpreted it as an indication Pogba could be on his way out of Old Trafford, despite Mourinho insisting there is no problem between him and the World Cup winner.But Custis does not buy it, saying Mourinho has finally lost his rag having ‘tried everything’ to help Pogba only to have it thrown back in his face.“Jose’s frustration with the player has finally come to the boil,” the journalist told Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s tried everything with Pogba – he’s tried encouraging him, he’s tried tough love, he’s given him the armband to give him responsibility and his thanks for that was being publicly humiliated over his tactics.“Pogba also did it after the first game when he said, ‘there are things I could say which I could get find for’.“I’m not criticising Pogba for speaking out because too few players do that, but you can’t say these things and not expect a response from the manager, because once you get in a position where a star player has the power, the manager is doomed. 3 Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy at Man United 3last_img read more

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