It seems as though no matter what happens right now, Paul Pogba can't escape the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The rumours of a rift between the £89 million man and manager Jose Mourinho continue to gain momentum and fans have become worried they will lose their star midfielder.
Pogba, still only 24, was missing from Saturday's 2-0 victory over Huddersfield as it was revealed he was ill on the day of the game.
When asked about the midfielder’s sickness yesterday, Mourinho snapped: “I don’t know and I honestly don’t care. I will think about him after the match.”
After the game, Mourinho revealed: “Yesterday he was working normally with us. We prepared for the game and told the players the team. He was in it.
“I was told by the doctor this morning he was not coming.”
Mourinho and Pogba were seen bickering during the Red Devils' loss to Tottenham in January and it seems as though something similar happened behind the scenes after the 1-0 loss to Newcastle last week.
The French playmaker had a poor outing at St James' Park and many fans believed he was carrying an injury during the game.
According to The Sun, Mourinho accused Pogba of being “too casual” and “too careless” after hauling him off a minute after Matt Ritchie scored the Newcastle winner.
A Newcastle insider told The Sun: “Mourinho was furious — everybody could hear him shouting at Pogba and Jones.
“He obviously thinks they should do better but the pressure is getting to them.”
Phil Jones was also on the end of Mourinho's anger and both he and Pogba were said to be "shocked" to be singled out in front of the United squad following the result.
There's no doubt that Pogba has underperformed as of late, but it seems Mourinho is in no mood to put his arm around the former Juventus midfielder - he's getting some tough love.
United deployed a midfield three of Scott McTominay, Michael Carrick and Nemanja Matic during the victory at Huddersfield in the cup; was there more to Pogba's absence than met the eye?
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