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‘Pep Would Get More Out Of Pogba’

Is there a “war” brewing between Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and the club’s superstar Paul Pogba? An English expert believes so and insists Pep Guardiola would not make the midfielder look “useless”.

Read: Mourinho: Why I Took Pogba Off Again

Mourinho substituted the club-record signing in their defeats against Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle, while only naming him among the substitutes in their win against Huddersfield.

Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie Redknapp believes Mourinho needs to be careful about how he treats Pogba otherwise he could upset the entire dressing room, before stating that Guardiola would get more out of the Frenchman.

"I can't believe we've got to this situation so quickly, because when he got sent off against Arsenal, everyone was rolling out the stats that Manchester United can't play without him," Redknapp said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"Everyone said that he was indispensable but now everyone is saying he's useless again. When things are good, he's the best player in the world. And now because of his price tag he's getting slaughtered.

"I think Mourinho has a big responsibility with him, it's his job. Everyone expects him to be this big confident player, but I think deep down he needs to be loved.

"Taking him off against Tottenham, that's not how you're going to get the best out of him. You can see at Newcastle, his confidence was really low.

"I'm not saying you need to pander to him but I don't see a situation where Pep Guardiola would do that. If he was playing at Man City, he would be one of their star performers. I just don't think that Jose Mourinho gets the best out of him.

"Pep's the sort of manager who would bring him on, but with Mourinho it almost feels like he's taking him on. This isn't a kid he's dealing with, he's one of the biggest assets in world football.

"Mourinho is asking for a war now with current players. With Pogba's power in that dressing room, Mourinho has got to be very careful. I don't see the benefit in upsetting one of your star players."

Read: Reports: Mourinho Ready To Ditch Two Stars

Pogba has made 23 appearances for United this season, scoring three goals and assisting in another 10.

Do you agree that Guardiola would get more out of Pogba than Mourinho? Have your say in the comments section below.

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