What Manchester United's senior players have told Paul Pogba to stop doing

Jo Caldwell
March 27, 2018

Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United speaks during a press conference at Aon Training Complex on March 16, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Mourinho's next game will be against Carvalhal when Swansea travel to Old Trafford after the global break. "But Jose is never going to attack people he does not like".

If United are to stick with Mourinho this summer he will demand more money in order to compete with those around him and bringing in even three of these players would be a big statement, but a lot will depend on what happens with £89m man Paul Pogba.

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Pogba was dropped from the starting line-up for Manchester United's 2-0 FA Cup win over Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend along with Alexis Sanchez.

José Mourinho is said to have "called him personally" to offer him the €9m/year deal, which, coincidentally, is "exactly what he's asking Barcelona for to continue".

The uncertainty around Pogba underlines what has been a tricky time for the player since returning to United in 2016 for a then-record transfer fee of £89.3 million (A$164 million).

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Bookmakers are also of the opinion that Pogba will be staying put at Old Trafford - PaddyPower make him 1/5 to remain, which is an implied probability of 83%.

However, his agent, Mino Raiola, remains convinced Pogba was a "cheap" signing who should have cost twice as much. "I also went to Real Madrid", the Swans boss is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Pogba is currently away with France on global duty, but it's now been revealed what Man Utd's senior players have been telling the midfielder to do - and stop doing.

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