Mour­inho’s re­la­tion­ship with ‘spoiled’ United dress­ing room at new low

A ROUND-UP OF THE WEEK’S SPORT NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

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Jose Mour­inho gave his squad a loud dress­ing-down in the hours be­fore Manch­ester United’s 2-2 draw against Southamp­ton. While the Por­tuguese’s cas­ti­ga­tion of

Paul Pogba has re­ceived most at­ten­tion in the af­ter­math of that lat­est slip-up, as he re­port­edly called the mi­dielder a “virus,” it has emerged that the Old Traf­ford boss ranted at his play­ers in the ho­tel be­fore the match too. Some were de­scribed as “spoiled,” al­though a hand­ful were spared crit­i­cism. It all relects a hugely tense sit­u­a­tion at the club again, that has seen them go three league games with­out a win, ahead of the visit of Arse­nal ear­lier this week. Mour­inho’s re­la­tion­ship with his squad is de­scribed as “hugely di­fi­cult” right now, with one se­nior player say­ing he’s never ex­pe­ri­enced any­thing like it in his en­tire ca­reer. After the game and Mour­inho’s re­ac­tion, Pogba was said to be shak­ing his head and telling team­mates he can’t go on with this sit­u­a­tion much longer. Mour­inho is also now said to be at a loss as to how to deal with the French in­ter­na­tional and get the bet­ter of him, and ac­tu­ally texted club ofi­cials to com­plain that he has tried ev­ery­thing to no avail, from the con­cil­ia­tory to the hard­line.

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