Paul Pogba insists he is happy at Manchester United as he and Jose Mourinho defend what they say is a “typical” player-manager relationship.
Just over a month on from their ‘frosty exchange’ on the United training ground, the duo were seen shaking hands at Carrington on Tuesday ahead of flying out to play Pogba’s former club Juventus in the Champions League.
“I would classify it as a good relationship between the coach and the player,” Mourinho said, while Pogba added it is “the same way as everybody”.
“I’m just the player, I do what he tells me to do because he’s the boss, he’s the manager. I listen and that’s it. I enjoy it. I listen and do it with happiness.”
Pogba insists Mourinho’s decision to strip him of the vice-captaincy at Manchester United “did not affect” him.
“I’m still playing and I’m happy to play,” he said. “The manager is the one who chooses who will be captain.
“If he takes the armband it doesn’t change anything for me – I just want to play, perform, that’s my job and give my best for everybody, for the fans the club, that’s it.
“It didn’t affect me. Nothing changed really.”