Manchester United midfielder, Paul Labile Pogba has revealed that he experienced depression under Jose Mourinho during his time in charge at Old Trafford.
The former Juventus midfielder said he suffered from depression several times in his footballing career.
“Completely, and several times during my career. I have experienced it (depression), but we don’t speak about it. Sometimes, you do not know that you are depressed,” Pogba said to Le Figaro.
“For me personally, it began when I was with Jose Mourinho at Manchester (2016-17). You ask yourself questions, you ask yourself if it is your fault, because you have never experienced moments like that in your life.”
Pogba has joined a growing number of players, including Gianluigi Buffon, Joe Bryan Thierry Henry and Marcus Rashford, to speak out about mental health issues.
The World Cup winner believes it is difficult for professional footballers to speak openly about mental health problems, stressing that receiving a high salary does not make players immune.
“Of course, we earn a lot of money and do not complain, truly, but that does not stop us from having moments, like everyone in life, more difficult than others.
“Because you earn money, does that mean you should always be happy? It doesn’t work like that, life. But in football, that’s not ok, we are not superheroes, but merely human beings.”