Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba will play in United’s FA Cup game at Huddersfield, after answering questions about crisis talks between the two. Mourinho dismisses talk of a rift between the pair as ‘lies and bull****’.
Pogba rings club doctor Steve McNally to say he is unwell and unable to play. Mourinho is informed shortly afterwards. Teenager Ethan Hamilton is promoted to the squad in his place. Pogba undergoes light training session at Carrington at 12.30.
The France midfielder arrives for training with the rest of the squad at 11am, after declaring himself fit.
Mourinho is again angered by questions about his £89million man. Pogba takes part in open training session at 11am along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is told he is in travelling party. The squad fly to Seville at 3pm.
He starts on the bench, with Ander Herrera taking his place alongside Scott McTominay.
Paul Pogba’s latest indulgences are a classic pair of adidas Originals with a twist — his initials PP in garish red brushstrokes. While a standard pair will set you back £69.95, with the option to add your initials if you fancy, these are likely to be a custom-made gift from the company … although less impressed online commentators suggested he might have painted them himself.
Pogba, who is a big fan of his own initials, and also has them plastered across his cushions, luggage and even a pool table at his Cheshire home, teamed the shoes with an ICON embroidered beanie hat (£145 by trendy label Dsquared2) and his Manchester United tracksuit, which was thankfully free of red paint.
And if you’re desperate for your own Paul Pogba kit, he does have a capsule collection with adidas. How does £129.95 for a pair of shoes with his name on them sound?
BY EMILY MONCKTON