Ex-Arsenal midfielder convinced Fred to pick Manchester United over Manchester City

  • Ex-Arsenal midfielder convinced Fred to pick Manchester United over Manchester City

Ex-Arsenal midfielder convinced Fred to pick Manchester United over Manchester City

Jose Mourinho says he has "never been so happy" with Paul Pogba and the midfielder will stay as captain against Brighton and Hove Albion, despite his comments suggesting he is unsettled at Manchester United.

Mourinho tried to placate the midfielder by making him captain for United's first game of the season against Leicester.

"Paul Pogba has got too much to say".

While Mourinho has since complained about his side's lack of summer spending after United failed to bring in a new centre-half, perhaps United can consider themselves lucky to have agreed a deal with Fred.

Raiola has agreed personal terms with Barca worth £89.5m over five years, but United have already rejected one bid from the Catalans and are determined to resist until the transfer window shuts in Spain at the end of the month.

A furious Mourinho told Pogba he did not appreciate those comments and added, "If you wish to leave Manchester, again, all you have to do is ask for a transfer".

"The truth is we are together for two years and a couple of weeks and I've never been so happy with him as I am now, that's the truth", Mourinho said of Pogba.

"I nearly played 150 matches and won four trophies", Blind told reporters in the Netherlands this week.

The World Cup victor impressed in last Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester, opening the scoring in a 2-1 win in which he captained the team.

Pogba was made captain by the Portuguese for the Red Devils' last match against Leicester City, where he scored from the penalty spot in their 2-1 win. Mourinho was furious that Pogba had allegedly ignored advice from medical staff over the problem and instead hired a personal trainer to try to resolve it. It came to a head when he was left out of the line-up for both legs of the Champions League last-16 defeat by Sevilla.