Jose Mourinho has allegedly thrown a swipe at Paul Pogba in an interview in which he called him ‘His Excellency’.
According to Mourinho who actually didn’t mention his name, a certain player preferred to leave the stadium in his Rolls Royce after a match instead of the team’s bus.
“We would play a team that was 30 kilometres from Manchester and a player asked me if after the game he could return to Manchester without the team and go on his own,” Mourinho said in a lecture in Portugal.
“I told him: ‘If we went to London and you wanted to stay there, that would be one thing. But this is close, it doesn’t make sense.’
“The guy was upset. But then we won the game and he asked me again. Because I was happy, I gave in a little and said: ‘At least leave on the bus and ask your chauffeur to catch up with you 10 minutes from the stadium, then go as you wish.’
“And this guy in the locker-room still wasn’t happy. I went to the press conference and when I arrived at the team bus, parked beside it was a Rolls-Royce with his chauffeur.
“After all, the car was new and His Excellency would like to leave the stadium in his Rolls-Royce.
“Now how do we deal with this? You (tell him) never go in the Rolls? You can go when I’m happy? Or you solve this thing in another way to get me ‘on vacation’.”