Paul Pogba will not play for Manchester United in their FA Cup fourth round clash with Huddersfield after being ruled out due to illness.
The midfielder has had a tough last few weeks that has seen him replaced in United’s last three games, and his omission from the squad to face Huddersfield will further fuel speculations that he is having a rift with manager Jose Mourinho.
Although Mourinho has dismissed reports of a rift with the club's £89million record signing and described them as 'lies' and 'bull***t', but admitted Pogba is not playing well enough.
“I don't have to speak with you about my conversations with my players — it's my problem and the player's problem,” said Mourinho, who had originally confirmed that Pogba would be playing this weekend's cup game.
“Paul accepts he has not been playing well but that's all. It's a big lie that our relationship is not good, that we don't communicate, that we don't agree with his positions and his involvement in the dynamic of the team.”