The pair then had a disagreement in front of television cameras at training on Wednesday, when Mourinho appeared to take issue with an Instagram post from Pogba during the previous night's disappointing Carabao Cup defeat by Derby County.
"I don't think any player is afraid to play for the club", added Mourinho.
There are staff who are concerned about the impact of Pogba's influence, although none doubts his application in training and even Mourinho admitted yesterday that "no one trained better" this week as he prepares to restore the player to his team against West Ham.
"The team needs good players, players with personality to play; he has and he plays tomorrow".
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Mourinho refused to divulge -details of his confrontation with Pogba in training, but said a lot worse happened when the cameras were not there.
"I think for you was awesome because you made a story, an incredible story, out of 15 minutes of open training session".
"I have to train as always". "Maybe it is your fault", he said.
Issa Diop was a standout performer for the hosts, with his display - along with some questionable calls from the match officials - leaving a frustrated United boss to reflect on another tough afternoon which has seen more pressure piled on his shoulders . It was not the case but loud criticism, loud instruction happens every day. Coaching is about that but you make story about it.
He declined to reveal what was said between him and Pogba but characterised their relationship as a normal manager-player one.
"I can not tell you [what was said on Wednesday]".
While attempting to play down talk of a rift between himself and the France worldwide, Mourinho did reveal that Pogba is well aware of why he was stripped of the vice-captaincy, although he wouldn't disclose those details to the public. If I am not happy with his work he does not play.
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