Manchester United manager has revealed he did not send Paul Pogba any messages during the World Cup finals, as he suggested he did not want to distract the midfielder as he helped France to glory in Russian Federation.
"To speak about a transfer..."
"Me, I'm under contract", he said.
"There have been some little things with the coach, the relationship is always the same - coach and player". We have common goals, which are to win.
"Barcelona, Juve? As long as you do not see me posing with their shirt and making a smile like that with the shirt, it will not be official and it will only be rumours".
In an age where brand recognition is king, having a player such as Pogba, who is as easily recognised in New York, Beijing, Johannesburg and Jakarta as he is in Manchester, is a priceless commodity for United.
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The buck does not stop with the manager anymore - Mourinho admitted that himself at the start of the season when, unhappy that the club failed to secure all of his summer targets, he claimed: "I'm now a coach, not a manager".
United, who are six points off the top three, visit unbeaten Watford when the domestic season resumes next weekend.
"It's just that I think Guardiola should be at United".
Plenty of people, this writer included, are of the opinion that United should cut their losses with Pogba if they can secure a fee near what they paid Juventus for him or even a suitable player swap. ESPN adds that the Frenchman will not push for a move away in the winter window but would be interested in moving to Barcelona in the summer. Not good. The manager has them playing the wrong way for the fans. "No fun, no creativity", the Red Devils great told the Daily Mail. If they called me, I would go; I would enjoy it.
This weekend the worldwide break brought the opportunity for a much-needed rest, and Mourinho took full advantage by going to see his stars - David De Gea and co. - in action at Wembley stadium. They know where I am.
We all know Pogba is upbeat about Zidane being linked with his team especially after he mentioned how he would be happy to play under the ex-Real Madrid coach.