Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho , has dismissed suggestions that Paul Pogba is unhappy at Old Trafford and claims that the midfielder is working extremely well under his tutelage.
Pogba has been linked with a transfer away from United this summer, and the player himself has given mixed signals regarding his future at the Premier League side.
Reports in the media have also suggested that there is a growing rift between Mourinho and Pogba, but the Portuguese has called on the media to ‘stop writing lies’ about the club’s record signing.
“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,” Mourinho told reporters at a press conference ahead of his side’s game against Brighton on Sunday.
“He never had a fight with me. We never had a harsh exchange of words, everything is respected, I have no problems at all.
“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.
“I cannot demand more from him, I cannot ask more from him, he came here on a Monday (last week), trained three days, I asked for his support, for his contribution in an important match for us (against Leicester) when the team had difficulties, he did it better and for more time (on the pitch) than we could expect.
“When he says he did it for the fans and for the team that is exactly what I want, is exactly what I demand from my players, he’s working well, playing well, he does it for the fans, he does it for the team and that’s what I want, to play for the team and I couldn’t be happier than what I am. Captain? For the next match, yes.”