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Mourinho labels Pogba bust-up rumours as lies

Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)
Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed rumours of a rift with midfielder Paul Poga saying he's never been happier with him than now.

Pogba told journalists after the Leicester match he would be fined if he commented about the situation with Mourinho with the manger calling reports of a rift as false.

"I want him to play well, I want him to play for that team, the fans, and that is what it is.

"He’s working extremely well here but I have to say in his defence, write what you want about him, me, please don’t say lies, don’t put him in a situation that people can think he’s not a polite, educated guy, he is."

"He never had a fight with me. We never had a harsh exchange of words, everything is respected, I have no problems at all."

Mourinho went on to praise Pogba's display against Leicester after making himself available despite only training for a few days.

"The truth is we are together for two years and a couple of weeks and I’ve never been so happy with him as I am now, that’s the truth," Mourinho said.

"I cannot demand more from him, I cannot ask more from him, he came here on a Monday, trained three days, I asked for his support for his contribution in an important match for us when the team had difficulties.

"He did it better and for more time than we could expect, when he says he did it for the fans and for the team is exactly what I want, is exactly what I demand from my players.

"He’s working well, playing well, he does for the fans, he does for the team and that’s what I want, to play for the team and I couldn’t be happier than what I am."

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