Jose Mourinho happy 'fantastic professional' Matteo Darmian isn't leaving Manchester United


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

Premier League side Manchester United have denied reports claiming club boss Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba had a big bust-up as "absolute nonsense", insisting the pair have a good relationship.

The 25-year-old World Cup victor, who scored a superb goal in the 4-2 win over Croatia in the final in July, captained The Red Devils in their opening 2-1 win over Leicester City last Friday.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Manchester City's recently released documentary shows that you "cannot buy class". "[They are] fully fit but not yet [ready] to play or even to be selected, I think, and that's it".

United manager Mourinho was not impressed with the end result, however, aiming a scathing attack on the Old Trafford club's cross-city rivals after suggestions within the show that he is a defensive coach compared to Guardiola.

"I learned a lot of things being on my own, I lived on my own there, and it's different than living over here".

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"What we do know is that Paul needs to perform more often than he is doing".

It means Mourinho will be without seven first team players against Brighton this weekend but the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Ashly Young and Chris Smalling are pushing for recalls after being named on the bench against Leicester.

Asked about those remarks, Mourinho said: "I don't care".

"He's working extremely well here but I have to say in his defence, don't put him in a situation that people can think he's not a polite, educated guy - he is. He never had a fight with me", the manager was adamant. "I dream of returning to Italy and Serie A, where I got a lot of satisfactions in the past, there is a train also known as the Italian National Team that I cannot let us see what happens by 8PM [CET] tonight".

Now, speaking in front of the media at a pre-match conference on Friday afternoon ahead of the upcoming trip to the south coast, Mourinho has plainly reiterated his faith in Pogba. I'm here for two years and a couple of months and the only player that was fined was Anthony Martial.

"It is not easy to be fined here, so you have to ask him". I'm not going to ask him. "'But one day when Antonio comes back, Antonio will be the captain again".