Pogba or Mourinho? Berbatov backs duo to remain at Man Utd

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The former Red Devils striker believes any issues at Old Trafford will be ironed out, allowing two big personalities to continue working together

Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho may be experiencing “friction” at Manchester United, but Dimitar Berbatov believes both men will remain at Old Trafford.

Reports of a breakdown in the working relationship between two big personalities refuse to go away, despite claims from Mourinho that there is nothing to discuss.

Pogba has further fuelled the speculation surrounding his future with another non-committal answer to questions regarding a possible move elsewhere, with it suggested that he could be on his way in January.

Berbatov, though, believes that any issues will be ironed out, with United aware that they cannot afford to part with a proven manager or a World Cup-winning midfielder.

The former Red Devils striker told the Mirror: "Neither of them should go, it’s all just speculation and it’s not helping. The focus needs to change to football there.

"At a big club there are always going to be issues and you will always have players with big egos who want to win and sometimes this can create friction between the players or with the manager but it’s normal in football clubs especially a big successful club.

"When you are a grown up man you know how to deal with a situation like this, but if those outside the club are constantly talking about it and coming up with stories then it’s not helping anyone.

"I’m far away from the team so I’m just reading what everyone else is reading, I don’t have the inside word but even if there is something going on then the people involved should know how to deal with it and that’s the end of it.

"We are all humans, everyone makes mistakes, but the focus should be on the field."

Pogba has remained an ever-present for United at the start of the 2018-19 campaign despite claims that he no longer has the full backing of his boss.

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The France international was also handed the captain’s armband at the start of the season in the absence of Antonio Valencia.

He did, however, refuse to rule out another big-money transfer when quizzed by Sky Deutschland on his plans.

Pogba said: “My future is currently in Manchester, I still have a contract, I'm playing there at the moment, but who knows what will happen in the next few months.”

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