Manchester United bosses admit there is a problem with Jose Mourinho but trust Ed Woodward to sort it

MANCHESTER UNITED bosses know there is a problem with Jose Mourinho but trust executive vice chairman Ed Woodward to fix it, according to reports.

The Portuguese 55-year-old has had rows with players Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba over the summer and complained about the club’s failure to land another centre-back.

Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is also creating an ugly distraction with a verbal attack on United legend Paul Scholes.

And The Mail has revealed that the powerful Old Trafford hierarchy behind the scenes has admitted there is an issue but they trust Woodward to solve it before there is a crisis.

All the off-field aggro was quelled when United beat Leicester on the opening day of their season.

But the shock defeat to Brighton has brought all the ugly concerns back to the surface.

Loudmouth super-agent Raiola took aim at Scholes after he criticised French World Cup winner Pogba.

The midfielder's agent claimed Manchester United legend Scholes, 43, "wouldn't recognise a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill" and that "some people talk in fear of being forgotten".

It came after Scholes questioned captain Pogba's leadership after the France star admitted he had "attitude" problems in Sunday's 3-2 loss at Brighton.

The former Old Trafford midfielder said: "I hope that is lost in translation. There is no defence for that comment.

"You say it to yourself, don’t you? You’re constantly saying to yourself: ‘Attitude right, make sure it’s right.’ You don’t need other people to tell you.

"You don’t need a manager to tell you that or your team-mates.

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"There's a lack of leaders in the team. We thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn't there today.

"He had another really poor game. He's so inconsistent."

Scholes, who won 11 Premier Leagues, three FA Cups, two Champions Leagues and two League Cups, has been vocal in his criticism of Pogba, 25, and even suggested he could see him leaving the club last summer.

Raiola added: "Paul Scholes should become sports director and advise Woodward to sell Pogba. Would be sleepless nights to find Pogba a new club @paulpogba"

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