The past few weeks has been dominated by news on strife and chaos with Manchester United, as on-field poor performances and off pitch controversies (including the popular standoff between Pogba and Mourinho) brought down the club’s morale
Andreas Pereira who was caught in the middle of the storm when he appeared in a video with Pogba laughing as Manchester United lost to Derby County has cleared the air on the issue.
In an interview with UOL, the Brazillian revealed that it was just a case of misunderstanding and also, he doesn’t read English print media.
Pereira said: “Pogba posted the video before and there was me and left-back Luke Shaw laughing.
“We were winning the game 1-0 at the time of the video. Then we lost the game, and people said that Pogba posted later. But he posted before.
“The manager thought that Pogba had posted later. He asked him why it happened. There was a mood about it. These things were out here in England. But it’s like, I have nothing to do with it.
“Mourinho gave me a chance, he said to me: ‘I want you to stay here’.
“It would be a shot on my own foot to badmouth the guy who gave me the first opportunity to play and is still giving it.”
He also said the atmosphere inside the club is calm as the relationship between manager and players os cool
The midfielder added: “The relationship is good, it’s cool. I have a very good relationship with him, with the players. And he also has a good relationship with the players.
“We don’t feel that pressure coming from outside. Everyone says that he’s being sacked. We do not feel that.
“For you to have an idea, I don’t usually have any English media on my phone so I don’t get intoxicated with everything they say.
“He’s our manager, we give our life on the pitch for him and for us too. Everyone is very calm, very focused and very happy.”