Mourinho strips Pogba of Man United vice-captaincy

The 25-year old was not in the squad to face Derby County, but report had emerge on Tuesday that Mourinho had told him he will no longer captain United. This follows several alleged rift between the player and his coach mostly due to their style of play.

Confirming the report during his post match conference, Mourinho said  there is no rift between him and Paul Pogba.


Paul Pogba was pictured in the stands in Man United Carabao Cup defeat to Derby County


No. The only truth to the reports is that I made the decision for Paul not to be the second captain anymore.” said the United boss.

“But no fallout, no problems at all. The same person that decided Paul is not the second captain anymore is the same person that decided Paul was the second captain – myself.” he continued.

“I’m the manager I can make these decisions, no fall out at all, no problems at all. Just a decision I do not have to explain.”

Pogba has already captained United thrice this season, in the absence their captain Antonio Valencia.  He and his teammates will now prepare for their next game in the premier league against West Ham

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