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Paul Scholes labels Paul Pogba ‘disrespectful’ but Jose Mourinho defends his midfield

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has suggested that Paul Pogba could seal a summer move away from Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, amid rekindled interest from LaLiga giants Real Madrid.

The Sun quoted Scholes giving his thoughts on Pogba’s future at Old Trafford, as per BT Sport, with Paris Saint-Germain also keen on the midfielder.

“Yeah I think he could [leave].

“I don’t know, I don’t really speak to anyone at the club. But from the outside looking in it looks like the relationship isn’t great.

“When you see a performance like that form him on Sunday [vs. West Brom], you almost feel like he’s thought, ‘I don’t care what the manager thinks, I don’t care what he thinks of my performance today, I’m not going to listen to him, I’m just going to go out and play my game’.

“And I think that’s disrespectful towards the manager and his teammates.”

These comments aired before United’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth, but it was the ‘disrespectful’ line that puzzled me. Pogba wasn’t the only United player to let himself down against the Baggies.

It seems a weird way to attack Pogba and Mourinho was quick to rubbish it in the post-match comments lost night.

Asked to comment on Scholes’ criticism of Pogba, the boss replied: “I don’t agree. I agree that it wasn’t a good performance at all [against West Brom]; with that I agree.”

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