Jose Mourinho says he is 'not a victim of Paul Pogba' as axed boss slams Man Utd chiefs

JOSE MOURINHO has lifted the lid on his rocky relationship with Paul Pogba insisting the midfielder was not the only problem at Manchester United.

Pogba returned to Old Trafford in 2016 ahead of was Mourinho’s first season in the Old Trafford hot seat.

But the Frenchman fell out with the ex-United boss and the pair were barely on speaking terms when Mourinho was sacked last December.

Despite talk of Pogba being a bad influence in the dressing room, Mourinho insists United’s poor season is not down to the World Cup winner.

After finishing second in his final full season in charge, United ended up sixth with just two wins in their last nine Prem games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, fully justifying Mourinho’s concerns last summer.

He told L’Equipe: “About Manchester United, I want to say only two things.

“One is that time has spoken. Two is that the problems are still there.

“Was I a victim of Pogba? No.

“The problems are there, you can imagine that the problems are the players, the organisation, the ambition.

“I only say that I cannot say yes when you ask if Paul was the only one responsible.”

Solskjaer is desperate to overhaul the underperforming squad.

United have been linked with moves for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Declan Rice and Youri Tielemans.

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