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Juventus director: Pogba prefers to argue with Mourinho than play

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Juventus managing director Luciano Mogg feels that Paul Pogba prefers to fight with Jose Mourinho rather than play football

The French midfielder remains at loggerheads with the Manchester United coach with things between the pair hitting an all-time low last week following a tense training ground exchange.

Reports have indicated that both Barcelona and old club Juventus will attempt to prize Pogba away from Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

But Moggi suggests that may not be the case for the latter with Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic also unlikely after agreeing on a new contract without a buyout clause.

He told Calciomercato: “Pogba and Milinkovic-Savic? It is too early to talk about the summer because that is so far away, and certainly Juventus will not do any business in January.

“Both would work with [Massimiliano] Allegri’s tactics, even if the Serbian wouldn’t serve the Bianconeri quite so well at the moment because he is not the champion that made such a difference like last year.

“The same goes for Pogba, who thinks more about arguing with Mourinho in Manchester than playing.”

However, the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in a €112m deal has naturally left Moggi thrilled.

After a slow start, the Portuguese superstar has hit top form and impressed in last weekend’s 2-0 win over title rivals Napoli.

Moggi added: “The club could not have done better in the last transfer market.

“A group that has been winning for seven years has added Ronaldo, who is the best player available and, despite all of his success, has never lost his motivation. Every time he takes to the field he is more hungry than before.”