Paul Pogba makes Man United decision with Jose Mourinho

Posted September 07, 2018

"I don't even want to try to say something in relation to that".

The Portuguese mounted a stout defence of his own record on Friday as he insisted he remains "one of the greatest managers in the world", referencing philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel in the process. The paper says there is no suggestion that the club's owners will copy Crystal Palace, who sacked Frank De Boer following four consecutive losses 12 months ago.

"We're in August. There are a lot of points to play for and the real season starts after the global break".

Meanwhile, Martial was fined two weeks' wages last month after reputedly leaving United's pre-season tour of the U.S. without permission in order to attend the birth of his second child.

But United refused to countenance Pogba's sale, having bought him back from Juventus, despite clear tension between the 25-year-old and his manager.

Manchester United made an approach to sign Harry Maguire during the summer, but the England defender was happy to stay at Leicester City.

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Even winning both La Liga and the Copa del Rey last term for a domestic double was not enough to extinguish the disappointment. Messi believes the lure of Barcelona and Real Madrid is now being neutralised by the mouth-watering sums on offer.

Mourinho started Marouane Fellaini as a deep-lying midfielder, as well as under-fire centre-backs Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof, and he was impressed by the performances of all three, alongside in-form Luke Shaw. Think of the crisis they have got at the back, think about how well Jose Mourinho knows John Terry.

Pogba should have put United out of sight in the 70th but had his spot kick saved by Hart after Rashford, who looked lively after being introduced from the bench, was fouled.

His representatives, Gestifute Media, said at the time that he had paid more than €26m in tax at an average rate of more than 41% while living in Spain from 2010 to 2013.

Chris Smalling believes that Manchester United have always been soft targets for critics whenever there are any minor lapses.

But United have won just three trophies in that time, one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Europa League, and have failed to mount significant title challenges.