The theme of the strained relationship between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba was again taken up by the English media, despite the attempts by both of them to show that everything was wrong between them. It was exactly such an impression that the Frenchman tried to create after the Liverpool derby when he interrupted the special interview to congratulate him. The Portuguese, who was pleased with the victory over the Merseyside, replied with a surprise smile, but then, in the dressing room, he raged on Pugba. The midwife was reproached in the fact that his behavior was a disrespect.
After this one-time incident, Pugba, who missed the derby because of an injury, was not the title of the two subsequent Manchester United matches. Against Sevilla he entered the 60th minute, while Brighton did not appear in the game.