Manchester United have stopped Paul Pogba from speaking about the ongoing issues at the club and his reported feud with Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils followed up a draw to Wolves in the Premier League and two consecutive defeats to Derby County and West Ham with a 0-0 draw against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Pogba was stripped of the vice-captaincy by Mourinho after making comments about the team’s style of play after their draw with Wolves.
And now it seems that Pogba has been told to stop speaking publicly about the crisis as he refused to speak to the press on Tuesday night.
When asked by reporters to speak about United’s draw with Valencia, Pogba replied: “I’m not allowed to.”
And Mourinho seemed to have a slight dig at Pogba in his programme notes when speaking about the team always being “more important than the individual”.
“All of my life, I have followed certain golden rules,” Mourinho said. “One of them is that a team can lose matches — that is just part of football — but the team must never, ever lose its dignity.
“The team must fight, work, compete, win duels, be humble, and then at the end of the game every player must be exhausted because of the hard work they have given for the club, for the fans and for each other.
“That leads to another pair of golden rules which must be followed: the team is always more important than the individual, and the crest on the chest is more important than the name on the back of the shirt.
“This is me. This is how I work. This is what I ask of my team, my group, my club.”