Mino Raiola Says Paul Pogba Has 'Patched Up' His Relationship with Jose Mourinho

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist INovember 10, 2018

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) and Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (L) attend a training session at the Carrington Training complex in Manchester, north west England on October 22, 2018, ahead of their UEFA Champions League group H football match against Juventus on October 23. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)        (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mino Raiola says midfielder Paul Pogba has "patched up" his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

The duo's relationship at Old Trafford has come under scrutiny this season after a series of incidents, but Raiola says all is now well between the two men.

"He has patched up his rapport with Jose Mourinho and is calmer now," the agent told RaiSport (h/t Goal's Harry Sherlock). "He feels important to Manchester United, even if Turin and Juventus remain in his heart.”

Mourinho stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy in September, and the two subsequently appeared to clash in a training session:

Sky Sports News @SkySportsNews

JUST IN! 😳 Frosty footage just in from @ManUtd's training session between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho… ❄️ What has been said between the pair this morning? 👀 https://t.co/nRiTEgDJlH

Pogba has since said losing the armband "didn't affect" him and that he has a "good" relationship with Mourinho, per Miguel Delaney at The Independent.

Meanwhile, Mourinho has offered his view on the midfielder:

Omnisport @OmnisportNews

How would you rate your relationship with your boss? 1 - ☺️ 2 - 🙂 3 - 😐 4 - ☹️ 5 - 😡 Well, manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is on "good" terms with Paul Pogba at #MUFC - despite what some in the media have suggested... https://t.co/iluXe9fUEC

Both United and Pogba have endured an inconsistent season. However, results have improved in recent weeks, as the club have beaten Everton, Bournemouth and Juventus.

Pogba has contributed five goals and four assists to the cause. While there is no doubting his talent, he has been unable to consistently produce his best form for Manchester United.

The World Cup winner has also been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Former club Juventus want to sign him next summer, per Tuttosport (h/t Darren Wells at the Mirror).

Pogba is also wanted at Barcelona by some of the club's key players, according to Adam Crafton at the Daily Mail

The 25-year-old spoke to Sky Sport Italia (h/t Martin Domin at the Mirror) about the possibility of returning to Juventus after United's 2-1 win in Turin on Tuesday.

He said: "Who knows? I’m with United now. There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United."

Pogba is an important figure for Manchester United, and the club need Mourinho to get the best out of him if they are to challenge for trophies this season.