Sparks fly between Pogba and Mourinho on training ground

Set to be rewarded for his improvement

Set to be rewarded for his improvement

Which team are you supporting in the 2018 World Cup? But how did things get to this point? After converting a penalty, the midfielder told reporters he could not freely discuss his feelings on his situation at United for fear of being fined.

Even if Mourinho is not in charge next season, allowing a player to so publicly undermine the manager as Pogba did over the weekend can't be deemed to be acceptable. While the first season on the field was uneven, the relationship between the two, at least front-facing, seemed O.K.

And their latest bust-up has seen Mourinho strip the Frenchman of his duties as vice-captain at United.

Mourinho kept going, and Pogba eventually responded and walked on.

But while there is a sense of exasperation with Mourinho's approach, there is also an air of helplessness among the players due to the realisation the club remains supportive of the manager.

The exchange left Pogba with a quizzical expression and he proceeded to walk past his coach offering further observations.

After squabbling with United's hierarchy over their failure to sign the targets Mourinho wanted, he has become embroiled in a feud with Pogba amid increasingly alarming results.

Pep Guardiola reveals that he and Man City were offered Pogba by Raiola.

Meanwhile, a disappointing start to the season for Burnley and All Whites striker Chris Wood got worse when they were surprisingly beaten 2-1 by League One side Burton Albion.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' midfielder Joao Moutinho tries to catch Pogba during a Premier League match on Saturday.

The post-game drama came after the Carabao Cup loss. Mourinho observes that the World Cup is a ideal forum for Pogba-a quick-moving, month-long competition with no room for distraction.

"I'm shell-shocked. To go down early at Old Trafford and play as well as they did was superb". "Why? Because it's closed for a month, where he can only think about football. They won the game".

The visitors dominated throughout but had just the one goal to show for it before half-time as Gabriel Jesus headed home from close range.

"He did it better [than I hoped] and for more time than we could expect [before being substituted]".

"Our increased revenue expectation for the year demonstrates our continued strong long-term financial performance which underpins everything we do and allows us to compete for top talent in an increasingly competitive transfer market", executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said in a statement. "That is the attitude I like my teams to have in every match".

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