Michael Carrick clashed with Manchester Unitedmidfielder Paul Pogba this week in the aftermath of Jose Mourinho’s sacking, it has been revealed.
The Sun reports Pogba shouted: “He f***ed with the wrong baller” at the Carrington training ground on Tuesday morning.
But Carrick, appointed by Mourinho to his coaching staff last summer and then put in temporary charge for 48 hours after the Portuguese’s sacking, was not prepared to stand aside and watch players dance on the dumped manager’s grave.
So, in astonishing scenes, Carrick, a Champions League winner in 2008, told the players that the club was bigger than any one player or any manager.
In a no-nonsense message he also reminded them that the club would still get rid of anyone who is not going to meet its standards and that they needed to fight for the United shirt.
But Pogba led those celebrations saying: “He thought he could make a fool of me and turn the fans against me. He f***ed with the wrong baller.”