Paul Pogba was ready to quit Manchester United when Jose Mourinho was in charge, his elder brother Mathias Pogba has revealed.
The French international endured a hard time playing under the Portuguese manager and was benched for his last three Premier League games in charge before he was fired.
And now, Mathias has revealed just how close it came for his brother to ditch the Red Devils.
“Things were not going well under Mourinho,” Mathias told French publication Telefoot; “Now that Solskjaer has given him the keys to the team, so to speak, things have started up again. That’s what my little brother needs. Of course that [leaving] crosses your mind. But now, he is where he is. He was under contract, and above all he had to just keep quiet, grit his teeth, and keep working.
“As Solskjaer had Paul with the reserve team, he knows exactly what to say and how to say it to Paul. And when you give my little brother that responsibility, you will only see the best of him.”
Since Mourinho’s dismissal in December, Pogba has been in sensational form for United playing every minute of League action under the Norwegian.