Jose Mourinho was left ‘furious’ after Paul Pogba interrupted his post-match interview after the victory over Liverpool.
Manchester United beat their bitter rivals earlier this month to strengthen their grip on a top-four place.
After the match, Mourinho carried out his media duties in an interview with Match of the Day.
Pogba, who was ruled out of the game through injury, interrupted the interview to shake his manager’s hand in celebration.
Or, as Neil Custis of The Sun puts it, ‘Pogba sneaked up and clasped his hand, pulling the United manager to him’.
All we need now is for this toxic rift between Mourinho and Pogba to be fixed. Oh. pic.twitter.com/bqAQGj2YsX
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) March 11, 2018
Mourinho laughed at the time but Custis reports that he was ‘furious’ with the midfielder, whose ‘antics’ were ‘disrespectful’.
Pogba has not started either of United’s games since, coming on in the second of the defeat to Sevilla, and remaining on the bench in the win over Brighton.
They had a ‘heated meeting’ last month. And we all thought they were over this.