Pogba, Mourinho feud exaggerated- Deschamps

Author: George Ernest Asare
Pogba, (right) with Jose Maurinho

Coach Didier Deschamps of France has described  the feud between France midfielder Paul Pogba and his  Manchester United coach Jose Maurinho as exaggerated.

Speaking before France's friendly with Iceland, Deschamps said: "I think that it is exaggerated. Maybe you didn't watch the last game because I saw a great Paul Pogba”.

"I think that Jose Mourinho saw the same thing as me. Some things happened, and I think that like often, we make a big deal of maybe not so much.

He added: "There is no issue with Paul. I don't want to be mixed up with anything and to interfere with any player's relationship with their coach."

Ironically, Pogba and Mourinho had a frosty exchange on the training pitch last month, with the Manchester United manager also involved in a vice-captaincy debate surrounding the midfielder.

However, Pogba started as Manchester United came from behind to beat Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday, and Deschamps believes onlookers "may have jumped to conclusions" regarding the pair's relationship.