Former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright, has said that Paul Pogba has more power than Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
Speaking on The Debate, Wright advised Mourinho to try and sort out the problem with the World Cup winner for his own good.
Rumours surfaced on Thursday that Mourinho had warned Pogba not to speak out to the media and he should ask for a transfer if he wanted to quit the club.
Pogba had hit back by telling Mourinho he should go through his agent, Mino Raiola, if he planned to speak to him formally again.
It is understood United rejected an offer for the midfielder from Barcelona earlier in August and despite getting the captain’s armband for their Premier League’s opening win against Leicester, his comments after the game hinted at tensions at Old Trafford.
“I think [the power] lies with Pogba. The World Cup has upped the ante on his side of it. When you look with Ed Woodward too, he’s going to be in Pogba’s corner, so [Jose Mourinho] is going up against those two, and he [Woodward] is pretty powerful, and when you throw the two agents into the mix, two of the most powerful agents in the world [Mino Raiola and Jorge Mendes]
“The commercial value of Paul Pogba to Man Utd is massive for people like Woodward. You’ve got a manager who is just upsetting the apple cart. Paul Pogba has done it simply because of the new power he feels he has.
“I don’t know how happy Man Utd fans are. Can they be happy at the moment? Everything is going to come back to those two, even if Man Utd do start playing the vibrant football, I think the Mourinho and Pogba issue will be a problem for the season.
“At some stage they will have to sit down and sort it out for the best interests of the club. They’ve got to stop it. They’re lucky it’s early in the season, so they can quash it and carry on playing football.
“United don’t need these distractions, they need Paul Pogba to be playing at their best. He’s the one who should be quashing this,” Wright said.