Friday, January 22, 2021

Man Utd assistant tears into star players for Mourinho rant

The Frenchman was spotted high-fiving his teammate after Mourinho’s sacking.

Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho, 11 months after signing a new contract. The Portuguese was under pressure given the team’s poor performance. Manchester United are currently 19 points from top of the table and are 11 points behind the fourth position.

This is the worst performance of Manchester United since 1990. It seems Paul Pogba was happy to see the former Chelsea boss. Former Manchester United player and now assistant manager, Michael Carrick, chided the Frenchman.

Michael Carrick reportedly put Paul Pogba back in his place following Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Manchester United. Pogba, who had been dropped by Mourinho, was slammed after a post emerged on his social media account shortly after the Portuguese’s dismissal. The Frenchman was also high-fiving his teammates when news of Mourinho’s sacking broke.

Now fresh reports have suggested Pogba was mocking Mourinho during the session on Tuesday before being reprimanded by Carrick, who took charge immediately after the decision to pull the trigger.




According to The Sun, Pogba shouted ‘He f***** with the wrong baller’ during the session at Carrington. But Carrick, who will remain part of the coaching team under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was not prepared to stand by.

It is alleged he told the World Cup winner that United are bigger than any player or manager – before reminding the squad anyone could be moved on if they fail to meet the standards set at Old Trafford.

Pogba had earlier been slammed by United legend Gary Neville for ‘dancing on the grave’ of Mourinho with the social media post. He was also fined by Manchester United over his behaviour. United’s players had been quiet since the decision to sack Mourinho before Jesse Lingard took to Instagram to hail the Portuguese.

Eric Bailly later followed suit, dismissing suggestions of a bust-up with the former manager.

Author’s take:

Pogba just did something that no Manchester United player would ever do. The Frenchman just depicted unprofessional-ism. He should remember that Jose was the one who brought Pogba to Old Trafford. Pogba should also be reminded under Jose the club won the Europa League. Michael Carrick was right to chide the Frenchman.

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