Mourinho stresses ‘good relationship’ with Pogba, while French star responds to being stripped of vice-captaincy

The press in Turin were keen to ask both Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba about their relationship.

Sources close to Stretty News have made it clear in the past that it could be a lot better.

Though, as expected, neither would admit to having a single issue with one another.

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Mourinho was quick to hit out at the press, as though hard-working hacks from multiple news outlets have a narrative and want to create stories about him falling out with his players.

The manager went on to claim they have a good relationship.

“One thing is what the press says, and another thing is what Paul says and of course another thing is what I say,” Mourinho said, as per Manchester Evening News.

“The press says we have a terrible relationship, Paul some weeks ago said we had a typical coach-player relationship, I think we have a good relationship. I would classify it as a good relationship between a coach and a football player.”

Mourinho made the decision to strip Pogba of vice-captaincy earlier this season and the Frenchman was finally asked to pass comment on it.

“It didn’t affect me,” the former Juventus midfielder said, as quoted by the MEN.

“I’m still playing and really happy to play. The manager is the one who chooses who is going to be captain. If he takes the armband away, it doesn’t change anything for me. I just want to play, perform and give my best for the team, the fans and the club and that’s it. It didn’t really touch me of affect me.”

Finally, Mark Ogden of ESPN asked Pogba about trophies at United after the slow start to the current campaign.

United’s travelling support in Turin will hope Pogba can provide one of his better performances against Juventus on Wednesday night.

The locals will welcome Pogba back to where he was most successful, while Pogba is someway off achieving such feats in the red of Manchester.

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