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Neville believes Pogba would have left United

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Former Manchester United player Phil Neville believes Paul Pogba would have left Manchester United if Jose Mourinho was still the manager.

The former United defender insists the breakdown in the relationship between Pogba and Mourinho would have meant the Frenchman would seek greener pastures elsewhere when the transfer window reopens in January.

The fall-out with the former Chelsea manager took a major turn at the start of the season when he was stripped of the captain’s armband in September, following Pogba’s comments in the aftermath of United’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford.

The World Cup winner was also dropped from the starting lineup at the start of December including United’s disappointing 3-1 loss to Liverpool, which was Mourinho’s last game in charge.

When asked if Pogba would have left the Red Devils in January, Neville said, according to Daily Mail:

“I think they would (have lost him). The relationship was gone (with Jose Mourinho). It was clear at that point.”

“He was sat on the bench at the end. But in the last few games he has been fantastic.”