Published: Tue, August 14, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Manchester United set to introduce first ever director of football

Manchester United set to introduce first ever director of football

"We will see which players become available and we are focused on the league, so it's best to ask [Director of Sport] Eric Abidal about players".

Barca have been busy in the transfer market, signing Malcom, Arthur, Clement Lenglet and Arturo Vidal.

World Cup victor Pogba was rumoured to have been pushing for an Old Trafford exit in the lead up to transfer deadline day.

Manchester United sent shockwaves around the football community earlier this week with the announcement that, for the first-time in their 140 year history, there would be an appointment of a Director Of Football at Old Trafford.

A tense relationship with José Mourinho appears to be at the heart of it. Questions about their relationship were raised last season and the midfielder is said to have been annoyed by his manager's comments after the World Cup.

But Pogba, who wore the captain's armband for United on Friday, added: "I always love the club [United]".

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The Magpies responded immediately, however, with Joselu heading past Lloris only two minutes later. The second half was back and forth with great saves and great chances for both teams.

Paul Pogba has suggested that it is hard to play well if there are off-field issues and said he would get fined if he opened up about his happiness at Manchester United.

However, the former Juventus midfielder hinted at an ongoing impasse with Mourinho by stressing: "If you're not happy, you can not give your best", Pogba said. "There are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined".

Asked about the differences between playing for France and playing for United, Pogba said: "I am the same, but it's a different team, obviously".

Prior to the transfer window slamming shut on Thursday evening, there had been a few weeks of speculation that Pogba even wanted to leave Old Trafford for a second time, with his agent Mino Raiola seemingly trying to negotiate a £100m move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly singled Luke Shaw out for special praise during his team talk after his side's 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday night.

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