Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has rather surprisingly criticised former boss Jose Mourinho’s man management methods.
The France World Cup winner suggested Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a better relationship with players because he doesn’t simply disregard those who are not currently in favour.
Pogba famously fell out with Mourinho towards the end of the latter’s time at Old Trafford and the 28-year-old insists that he still doesn’t understand why things broke down so suddenly.
“What I have now with Ole is different,” Pogba told Sky Sports.
“He wouldn’t go against the players. Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole.
“Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that, and the next day you don’t know what happened. That’s the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because even I don’t know.”
Pogba was Mourinho’s marquee signing when he assumed the Old Trafford job in 2016/17, and the club won the Europa League that year.
But things rapidly fell apart the following season with Mourinho stripping the Frenchman of the vice-captaincy.