JOSE MOURINHO insists he has not spoken to Didier Deschamps about out-of-form Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Mourinho was said to have contacted the France manager to discuss problems with Pogba.
United’s one-time world’s most expensive player has endured a miserable few weeks at Old Trafford but did score for France during the international break.
Yahoo! had claimed Mourinho and Deschamps discussed what to do with the Frenchman.
But Mourinho, speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Swansea, insists talks have NOT taken place.
“Not true,” he said.
“I think the last time I spoke with Didier Deschamps was probably when we played against each other many years ago.”
Pogba is back at Carrington ahead of Saturday’s 3pm kick off and could get a run out at Old Trafford.
He could start for the first time in three matches.
Deschamps had spoken about Pogba during the international break, saying he could not be “happy” with his situation under Mourinho.
“This is a situation that he must not appreciate because of everything he would have been able to offer,” the France World Cup winner said.
“There must be numerous reasons. He cannot be happy with what he is going through with his club.
“It’s not specific to Paul. It can happen elsewhere that a player is a bit down or is going through a particular situation with his club.
“That could be Paul now, or others at other times, and I will do as I always do and talk to that player to understand better, because I don’t have all the information.”