Manchester United is the last club Jose Mourinho was rumoured to have several fallouts with players at, including the biggest figure in the dressing room Paul Pogba. It is not, however, just at the Red Devils where the Portuguese tactician had these issues. Here are 10 stars who did not thrive under the controversial boss.
Click through the gallery above to see 10 players who Mourinho has not seen eye to eye with over the years, according to various sources.
Despite winning the Carabao Cup and the UEFA Europa League in his first season at United, things did not end well for Mourinho, who was fired by United’s board in December.
The Portuguese boss fell out with a few players during his time at the club, namely Pogba, but also with French winger Anthony Martial and left-back Luke Shaw.
Mourinho often criticised the aforementioned players in public, something many fans and former United players did not feel was necessary, especially as the ex-boss was not getting his desired reaction.
A player who had a similar experience under Mourinho was Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas, who found himself out of the Portuguese manager’s plans towards the end of his tenure.
Another former Real player features in the list, as well as a number of stars Mourinho had at Chelsea, such as Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian is considered as one of the best midfielders in world football at Manchester City, leading many to question why he did not feature much at the Blues.
De Bruyne and Mourinho have criticised one another on many occasions since they parted ways in 2014 when the player left or Wolfsburg.
Mohamed Salah also had an underwhelming time under Mourinho at the London-based club, while today, he is one of the most lethal attackers in Europe.
The African played just 19 times under the manager, but appeared to not be deemed good enough to become a regular starter at the Blues.
The list includes more high-profile stars – click through the gallery to see all their names.
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