Inside Jose Mourinho's bust-up with Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw… and how the Portuguese all alone at Old Trafford

The Red Devils boss has publicly criticised the pair over recent displays, using them as scapegoats for abject performances.

He was involved in a training ground bust-up with Shaw before humiliating him during the 2-0 FA Cup win over Brighton.

Mourinho hauled the 22-year-old off at half-time, all-but ending his disastrous spell at Old Trafford.

But United insiders have revealed how the ex-United chief is alienating himself from key members of the squad and coaching staff.

A Red Devils source said: “The staff are not in Jose’s corner and he has few advocates.

“They absolutely hate the treatment of Shaw, who is a nice and popular lad around the place.”

Meanwhile, it can be revealed the frosty treatment of Pogba dates back to his three-month lay-off last year.


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It is understood the pair fell out over the Frenchman wanting to carry out his hamstring treatment in Miami.

Mourinho refused to let the 25-year-old go, but he went anyway, infuriating the United boss.

The Old Trafford source added: “The freeze between Pogba and Jose can be traced back to when he was ruled out injured.

“You could feel there was a stand-off. Jose was told Pogba wanted to do his rehab in Miami.

“The manager felt he would be better served staying in Manchester. He wanted to keep a closer eye.

“Pogba decided he wanted to go anyway, which did not go down well at the time.”

Mourinho is planning on clearing out his United squad this summer, with up to NINE first-team stars facing the axe. 

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