Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has decided to leave the club for a second time according to a report from Daily Telegraph.
The France World Cup winner is reportedly ready to quit the Theatre of Dreams and it’s not dependent on whether manager Jose Mourinho is sacked or not.
Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho have traded words in the media since the former played a starring role to help France to a second World Cup title at this summer’s tournament in Russia.
The latest instalment started at the weekend when the former Juventus star openly criticised Mourinho’s tactics in the wake of Manchester United’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to newly-promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.
Pogba was then stripped of his vice-captain duties permanently as confirmed by his manager before the Carabao Cup third round clash with Championship side Derby County on Tuesday night.
The Mourinho-Pogba saga continued into Wednesday when cameras caught both parties in an awkward exchange at the club’s training ground.
Pogba stared at Mourinho with disdain after the former Real Madrid and FC Porto boss asked him if he was happy with the team’s penalty defeat at the hands of Derby County.
Mourinho was reacting to the social media post which showed Pogba laughing in the company of teammates Luke Shaw and Andreas Perreira during the Derby game.
According to the Telegraph, Pogba’s relationship with Mourinho is so bad that he’s ready to leave Manchester United for a second time even if the Portuguese tactician is dismissed from his post.
The Manchester United Academy graduate left the club for Juventus in 2012 in search of more first-team opportunities before returning in a club-record deal four years later.
He has been linked with Spanish giants Barcelona since the summer and several reports claim that the Red Devils could soften their ‘not for sale’ stance ahead of the next transfer window in January.