Man United to appoint their first ever director of football

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2018

When asked after the game whether he was happy at the club, Pogba said, in remarks published on Sunday, that "There are things I can not say, otherwise I will get fined".

Shearer said he will "not be surprised" if Pogba, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, left Old Trafford this summer.

"I can not see United selling one of their greatest assets right now, the relationship between Mourinho and the player appears to be strained and it really doesn't need to be", he added.

Pogba captained the Red Devils in their Premier League opener and netted the opening goal from the penalty spot in a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

"United and Liverpool are the only clubs in England you could say that about because none of the others can offer a player the chance to become a club legend in the same way they can".

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"I suspect the Paul Pogbasituation will be a fascinating one to observe and see what pans out", Shearer wrote in his column for The Sun.

The legendary Premier League striker told The Sun UK, "I've read this week about Pogba wanting to leave before the European transfer deadline at the end of the month and in truth that wouldn't surprise me".

A tense relationship with José Mourinho appears to be at the heart of it. Questions about their relationship were raised last season and the midfielder is said to have been annoyed by his manager's comments after the World Cup. Mourinho recognises that he can be provocative at times in a bid to get a response but expects his players to raise any issues that they have with him to his face.

Jose Mourinho has been hindered throughout his time at Manchester United by the "really poor" signings of Louis van Gaal before him, says Gary Neville.

Mourinho cut a frustrated figure all summer, especially on United's pre-season tour of America. No, I just have to be myself and do what I know, do what I can do and do what I know to do.

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