Paul Pogba’s lack of heart led to Man Utd axe from Jose Mourinho

Paul Pogba’s lack of heart led to Manchester United axe from manager Jose Mourinho

  • Jose Mourinho axed Paul Pogba on Tuesday due to the player’s lack of heart
  • The Frenchman dropped down to the bench for their match with Young Boys 
  • Mourinho and his staff were shocked by Pogba’s display against Crystal Palace
  • It is unclear whether or not the midfielder will be restored for Southampton clash

Chris Wheeler for the Daily Mail

Even then, Pogba had to run back to the side of the pitch to hand over a necklace he had forgotten to take off.

Club insiders believe it was another example of Pogba’s lack of focus as he continues to frustrate those around him.

The Frenchman surprised United staff by arranging for a stylist to visit him at the Lowry Hotel to cut his hair on Friday night when they felt he should have been concentrating on the Palace game. 

Pogba was dropped to the bench for United's Champions League clash with Young Boys

Pogba was dropped to the bench for United’s Champions League clash with Young Boys

It is understood Mourinho felt let down by Pogba's lack of heart in the draw with Palace

It is understood Mourinho felt let down by Pogba’s lack of heart in the draw with Palace

He forgot to take off his necklace and club insiders feel it was an example of his lack of focus

He forgot to take off his necklace and club insiders feel it was an example of his lack of focus

Hours earlier, an interview with Mourinho emerged in which he spoke broadly about ‘spoilt kids’ in modern society and complained about the effect a footballer’s entourage can have on him.

‘The people who surround the players protect them too much, give them — in my opinion — too much care, too many excuses,’ he said. ‘Everyone always has an excuse. People are maturing more slowly.’

Sportsmail revealed last December how members of United’s support staff had to be sent to Pogba’s house in Cheshire to get him out of bed after he failed to turn up for training at Carrington.

It remains to be seen if the 25-year-old midfielder — who was dropped for both legs of the Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla last season — is restored to the line-up for the Premier League trip to Southampton on Saturday.

Mourinho has appeared to reference Pogba in several of his recent public complaints

Mourinho has appeared to reference Pogba in several of his recent public complaints



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