Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba should tell him to his face if he want to quit Manchester United


JOSE MOURINHO says if Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United, then he will have to tell him to his face.

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Boss Mourinho is now sick of fielding questions about the £89million midfielder based on mixed messages coming from the player and his controversial agent Mino Raiola.

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Jose Mourinho wants Paul Pogba to deliver any request to quit my speaking face-to-face

He fumed: “If Pogba doesn’t tell me he wants to leave, it’s because he wants to stay. That is my conclusion. If I watch Mr Raiola on the screen saying the player wants to leave, and that he is organising a way for him to try to leave, then I will believe it.

“At this moment, I am in the dark. The only thing that is clear is the player — never in all these days we were together — has never told me he wants to leave.

“Paul came back after the World Cup the week before we started the Premier League.

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“We are together two months or so. He never told me he wants to leave. Never.”

Pogba is strutting on the pitch after winning the World Cup with France
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Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has suggested that the midfielder’s future lies elsewhere
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During the international break, France star Pogba added further fuel to the fire, saying: “Who knows what will happen in the future.”

With Juventus and Barcelona both keen on a swoop, Mourinho added: “You have to ask him. As a manager, I tell you the truth.

“That’s his problem, his relations with the media. I am not going to comment.”

United defender Marcos Rojo suffered an injury setback in the Under-23 clash with Reading last night. The Argentine, who has not played since the World Cup, hobbled off.