Manchester United boss Mourinho is back at war with Pogba amid the club’s Premier League struggles.
The Red Devils slumped to a disappointing 2-2 draw with Southampton on Saturday afternoon in a result that plunged the manager’s future into uncertainty.
After the match, reports claimed the Manchester United boss had hit out at Paul Pogba in a furious dressing room bust-up, accusing the World Cup winner of being a ‘virus’.
It was then claimed that Pogba had reacted by laughing off the attack and telling his manager not to blame him for the club’s poor performances.
The United star is a hugely popular figure at the club.
But the Daily Mail claim Red Devils staff believe the player wants to leave Old Trafford again.
In the summer, the United star was hellbent on securing a move to Barcelona.
Juventus, who sold Pogba to the Red Devils in a £89million deal back in 2016, have also been linked with a swoop.
United, though, refused to cash in on their star performer.
That, despite the inconsistency that has plagued his second spell at Old Trafford.
The Daily Mail say Mourinho’s staff suspect Pogba’s latest struggles are down to a desire to leave.
But whether Barcelona or Juventus are able to prise him away when the transfer window reopens in January remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders believes both Pogba and Mourinho should leave the club.
“If this is true, then it’s as harsh at it gets when you’re speaking about a player,” Saunders told talkSPORT, referring to the Mourinho ‘virus’ claims.
“That relationship is gone anyway, but if Mourinho said that to Pogba in front of everybody, there’s no going back.
“Manchester United is a great club, with great tradition, but with all I keep hearing it’s damaging the brand.
“Get rid of both of them.”