The row between Paul Pogba (L) and Jose Mourinho continues
The row between Paul Pogba (L) and Jose Mourinho continues

Utd legend tells Pogba, Jose to ‘stop comparing d*** sizes’

MANCHESTER United legend Dimitar Berbatov has told Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba to "stop comparing d*** sizes" and settle their differences in private.

The Red Devils boss and the club's record signing's relationship appears to have hit a new low after they were caught a frosty exchange in training this morning.

It has later emerged Mourinho, who stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy yesterday, was irked by a social media post from the Frenchman showing him laughing in the stands during United's Carabao Cup defeat to Derby.

That follows Pogba's dig over Mourinho's tactics in the 1-1 draw with Wolves at Old Trafford last weekend.

But Berbatov, who won the Premier League twice and scored 48 top-flight goals for the Red Devils, insists they have to get together behind closed doors instead of continuing their row in public.

Speaking to BetFair, the 37-year-old Bulgarian said: "As someone who wants Manchester United to do well, I'm fed up of waking up and seeing these headlines.

"Football should be about what happens on the pitch, not who has the biggest d***. It's a stupid situation.

"If you are a captain or vice-captain, you're more often than not speaking on behalf of the players, and there is nothing wrong with giving the manager your thoughts.

"But this shouldn't be done in the media - it helps nobody for these arguments to be played out in public. Apart from the media themselves of course!"

Berbatov added: "In modern football, players are very powerful, they are the stars of the show. It's normal for them to have opinions, but they need to be backed up.

"I'm really surprised it has got to this stage. This sort of thing really needs to be kept in-house. You're all grown-ups, figure it out in the dressing room.

"For Mourinho to have gone as far as removing the vice captaincy, Pogba must have provoked him - whether it was the comments after the Wolves game or something else. But these arguments affect everybody else and start having an impact on the pitch."

This atricle originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission