“Creative Tensions” between coach José Mourinho and Pogba
It’s rumored at Old Trafford and the reason is superstar Pogba. No one knows if the French superstar is sick or just does not feel like it. In the Cup victory on Saturday in Huddersfield the 24-year-old did not play – “illness”. At least that’s the official explanation. Others say coach José Mourinho wants to punish his star. When asked about Pogba, Mourinho responded irritably: “I don’t know how long Paul Pogba will fail, and frankly, I don’t care,” he answers when asked when Pogba can play for Manchester United again. On the club website it said only: “It remains to be seen whether the Frenchman for the Champions League match this week will be fit in Seville.”
One thing is certain: Pogba does not feel comfortable with Manchester United anymore. Did he ever feel good? Obviously it bothers him that he has to perform too many defensive tasks. The British newspaper “Telegraph” spoke of “creative tensions” between coach Mourinho and Pogba. The coach described this as “lying”. Already there were rumors about a premature departure in the summer, possibly to Real Madrid. Fact is, the 105 million euros transfer from Juventus Turin has not met the expectations so far and the hype around Pogba has cooled significantly. With two good games in Seville and in the Premier League against champions Chelsea, he could, provided he is fit, the euphoria but certainly reheat.
Match Day 28 Premier League
- ⇒ Leicester City – Stoke City
Saturday, 25th February – 16:00h
- ⇒ West Bromwich Albion – Huddersfield Town
- ⇒ FC Liverpool – West Ham United
- ⇒ FC Burnley – FC Southampton
- ⇒ Brighton & Hove – Swansea City
- ⇒ Bournemouth – Newcastle United
Saturday, 25th February – 18:30h
- ⇒ FC Warford – FC Everton
Sunday, 26th February – 13:00h
- ⇒ Crystal Palace – Tottenham Hotspurs
Sunday, 26th February – 15:05h
- ⇒ Manchster United – FC Chelsea
Sunday, 27th February – 17:30h
- ⇒ Southampton FC – FC Liverpool
Sunday, 11th February – 20:45h
- ⇒ Arsenal London – Manchester City
More Premier League News and Rumors
Arsenal concludes mega-deal with Emirates: The English football top club Arsenal has completed a very lucrative sponsorship deal. On Monday, the German national team player Mesut Özil announced that Emirates had prematurely signed on as a jersey sponsor for another five years until the end of the 2023/24 season. It is said that this is a record deal for Arsenal London. However, numbers have not yet been mentioned. Emirates has been a sponsor of the Gunners for 12 years and holds the naming rights to the stadium until 2021. “Our jersey partnership is the longest in the Premier League and one of the longest in world sports,” said Arsenal boss Ivan Gazidis.
Trouble in West Ham due to doping controls: Premier League club West Ham United have obviously violated the English FA’s doping rules. Over the last twelve months, Londoners have failed to announce the whereabouts of their players several times. Now officials at West Ham have until 27 February to respond to the allegations. West Ham explained so far only that it does not concern the professionals directly. Rather, it is a violation of the team regarding the whereabouts of his players. The announcement should ensure that doping controls can be carried out at any time.