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Paul Pogba vs Jose Mourinho

Paul Pogba

"Nobody trained better than him, some trained as well, and tomorrow he plays, so end of the story".

"Coaching is about that, but you make stories out of it, so I'm happy that the rules are only 15 minutes [of open training] once a month, and with situations like that it is not going to change". No player is bigger than the club and if I'm happy with his work, he plays; if I'm not happy with his work, he doesn't play.

Whatever has happened, the parties there clearly dislike each other, whether that's due to the agent involved (Mino Raiola) we don't know but it's not a good relationship and it won't be fixed as they don't seem to be interested in fixing it. The team needs good players.

United head to West Ham on Saturday looking for their first win in three games after drawing with Wolves and losing on penalties to Derby.

But the poor results have been overshadowed by a rift in the camp between Mourinho and Pogba, with reports the midfielder wants to leave and has been told he will never captain the side again. When a player is captain, I analyse the player by the player and captain perspective.

Posing alongside the Spanish trio of Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David de Gea, as well as Ivorian defender Eric Bailly, Sanchez wrote pointedly: 'United together'.

No player is bigger than the club. Some trained as well as, nobody better.

But at a news conference on Friday, the United manager played down the incident by insisting it was lucky camera crews are not allowed in every day.

A fascinating few days at Old Trafford began with Mourinho's decision to take away Pogba's responsibility as vice-captain.

Pogba v Jose - who has to leave United?

However, the club later clarified that it had been uploaded during the match, when the home side had been leading.

After weeks of analysing and exchanging opinions with my coaching staff, we made the decision that from now Paul is just a player and not a captain.

Former Tottenham midfielder Mason insists he would be surprised if Mourinho and Pogba are at Old Trafford together next season, and says this issue could be unsafe for the club in the long run.

The 20-year-old forward has only started one match in the Premier League this season and was shown a red card just 10 minutes into a substitute appearance against Burnley.