Sky Sports pundit hints at Jose Mourinho Man United exit

And on Wednesday, footage of a frosty exchange at United's training-ground between the pair, with Pogba looking quizzical and non-plussed by stony-faced asides from Mourinho, only added fuel to suggestions of a major rift.

"Fergie would not trust someone with that reputation, even if he is a World Cup victor, he just wouldn't".

"I'm the manager I can make these decisions, no fall out at all, no problems at all".

Pogba was a hot topic before and after seeing his team-mates go down 8-7 on penalties after a 2-2 home draw, with Mourinho confirming post-match that the rested midfielder will no long skipper the side in the absence of Antonio Valencia.

Woodward admitted United are finding the transfer market "increasingly competitive" but insisted he will continue to sign the world's best players - two years after breaking the world record to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford from Juventus for £89.3m.

However, he was also at fault when losing possession for Wolves' equaliser that left United already eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool after six games.

"The person who made the decision to be second captain was also me. We are here to attack", Pogba told the media after the match.

"I'm not saying Mourinho is innocent, he's clearly not, but there are too many players hiding".

"I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking".

Mourinho is now priced at just 6/4 (William Hill) to be the first victim of the 2017/18 Premier League, while he's 8/1 to be axed prior to United's next game away to West Ham on Saturday, and 4/7 to be gone before Christmas.

Rumours have surrounded the pair's strained relationship all season and Mourinho told his squad Pogba would never captain the club again in the buildup to yesterday's embarrassing Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Derby County.

Sources close to the club have not been surprised by the latest development, which will only increase speculation as to whether Pogba will stay at Old Trafford.

In spite of him slowly losing support in the dressing room, United's high command is reportedly backing Mourinho to guide the team out of a poor run of form.

The 25-year-old was heavily linked with FC Barcelona in recent months, and reports suggest that the Spanish giants are still interested in his services.

  • Rosalie Stanley