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’ve been for­tu­nate enough, some might even

blessed, to have worked for some bril­liant peo­ple in my ca­reer.

Mark Thomas in Liver­pool, Eng­land im­me­di­ately springs to mind. A top op­er­a­tor who re­ally knows his stuff. Dur­ing a spell in the Caribbean I was lucky enough to work for April Cum­mings and Ben Meade, two of the best jour­nal­ists around.

We would ar­gue for sure. Dis­agree on many things and have what can only po­litely be de­scribed as heated dis­cus­sions on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

More of­ten than not they were right and I was wrong, and the rea­son? Well it’s sim­ple. It doesn’t mat­ter if I was right or wrong be­cause they were the boss.

Right now, Jose Mour­inho is the boss of Manch­ester United. Granted, that may not be the case come the end of the sea­son, maybe even at Christ­mas or pos­si­ble even by the end of the week, but right now, he’s in charge.

Paul Pogba works for him and Jose is his boss, but over the last few weeks it cer­tainly doesn’t seem that way.

Pogba is a de­cent player but he’s also a ma­jor cause of headaches for Mour­inho and for me em­bod­ies all that is wrong with mod­ern day foot­ball.

Pre-sea­son while par­ty­ing in the US he was pho­tographed sur­rounded by a bevy of bikini-clad beau­ties hold­ing in his hand a he­lium bal­loon. Now let’s give Pogba the ben­e­fit of doubt here and say he was us­ing the bal­loon to dec­o­rate the villa he was stay­ing in. Maybe it was some­one’s birth­day and Pogs had or­dered a per­son­alised bal­loon? Who knows?

One thing I do know for sure is on the pitch he has hardly lived up to his hype (mostly caused by him­self on var­i­ous so­cial me­dia plat­forms).

Last week­end’s game against West Ham typ­i­fied this for me. He was shock­ing, snuffed out of the game by 19-year-old De­clan Rice and 31year-old

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