Manchester United’s Paul Pogba admits to ‘small issues’ with Jose Mourinho

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed he had “small issues” with manager Jose Mourinho last season.

The Portuguese dropped Pogba against Huddersfield in the Premier League and Sevilla in the Champions League after hauling him off in their defeat at Wembley against Tottenham.

Mourinho’s treatment of the Frenchman, who joined in August 2016 for a then world record transfer fee of £93.25m from Juventus, has resulted in speculation over his Old Trafford future.

Speaking about United ahead of France’s final World Cup group game against Denmark, the 25-year-old has admitted to problems between him and his manager.

Pogba said: “It was a better season than the previous one.

“It was an experience. There were some small issues with [Mourinho], but they were nothing in the end.

“Being a substitute, that sort of thing, it helps you to grow. I have to accept it.”

Only four players provided more assists than Pogba in the Premier League last season whose 10 was a high for United.

Pogba also scored six league goals for the Premier League runners-up who finished 19 points off champions Manchester City.