The rift between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba at Manchester United could culminate in both player and manager leaving Old Trafford, according to Jamie Redknapp.
Reports have abounded over the apparently uneasy relationship the pair share, which has come to a head following a home draw against Wolves.
Pogba fired that United were obliged to “attack, attack, attack” in front of their own fans, comments that did not sit well with his famously fractious boss.
Now Mourinho is said to have told Pogba he will never again captain the club while he is on the bench, having worn the armband several times this season.
And Redknapp believes the feud could lead to the pair leaving United within the next year.
“It’s not helpful. It’s a loaded answer. I get it, I do get it and I’m sure it’s something the players talk about in the dressing room,” the former Liverpool and Tottenham player said to Sky Sports.
“But I don’t think it helps. Don’t say it to the press, say it to the manager,
“The truth is, after he won the World Cup, he’s not had a rest. It’s an ideal chance to give him a rest tonight. The fact he isn’t playing tonight shouldn’t be untoward.
“I don’t think they will both be here next year – maybe neither!”
Despite playing such a pivotal part in France’s World Cup victory, Pogba has struggled to reproduce that form in United colours on a consistent basis both before and since the international tournament.
In Redknapp’s eyes, responsibility for that failure also lies with his manager.
“I don’t think they are getting the best out of Pogba but he has to do more himself. Modern players need to look in the mirror but the manager has to take responsibility,” he added.
“Jurgen Klopp gets the best out of his players, Pep Guardiola gets the best from his players, but there is a lot of wasted talent here.”