Mourinho 'has never been so happy' with unsettled Pogba

Mourinho 'has never been so happy' with unsettled Pogba

Mourinho 'has never been so happy' with unsettled Pogba

However, Pogba's post-match interview fuelled questions about how happy he was at Old Trafford, with the Frenchman saying: "There are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined".

After opening the Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win against Leicester, attention turns to the south coast as United travel to Brighton on Sunday.

"Manchester United won't sell Pogba despite the interest from Barça and the player's conflict with Mourinho".

"The truth is that we've been together for two years and I can't ask anymore from him. Great ability, great strength, an athlete, but he's only doing it once every three of four games and if you're going to challenge for a title I just don't think that's enough".

The Portuguese manager said: "I don't think he will go".

However later in the press conference Mourinho insisted he "couldn't be happier" with Pogba.

Pogba hinted at unrest between himself and Mourinho by saying he could be fined if he said what he wanted.

"He's working well, playing well, he does for the fans, he does for the team and that's what I want, to play for the team and I couldn't be happier than what I am".

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"You have to ask Paul [what he meant]", Mourinho added. "Everything is respected. I have no problems at all".

"I repeat, I want him to work the way he is doing and to play the way he is doing and for me that's the only thing that matters".

"I've been here for two years and the only player to have ever been fined is Anthony Martial", he admitted.

"I am very confident but if he doesn't that's football", said Mourinho.

"Antonio Valencia is my captain and that was already decided", he confirmed.

United are one of the wealthiest clubs in the world and they no doubt had the finances available to pay £54m if they wanted but the powers that be decided Sandro was outside the budget they had set aside for a new left-back.

The United boss will also be without Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Ander Herrera and Sergio Romero as the side look to make amends for last season's loss at Brighton.

"Last season we put ourselves in a hard position, because to do better we can only finish first", he said. We know he always does a job for the team.

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