Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba he'll never captain Manchester United again

Adjust Comment Print

Mourinho's message to the United squad, delivered at Carrington today, was created to underline his authority and remind the players that he is in charge.

Following the 3-2 defeat to Brighton, he admitted his attitude had not been right and after the draw with Wolves questioned why United were unable to produce more attacking football at Old Trafford, while appearing to point the finger at Mourinho.

The 25-year-old France worldwide is one of a number of regulars left out of the team for Tuesday's League Cup encounter with Derby County.

Woodward admitted United are finding the transfer market "increasingly competitive" but insisted he will continue to sign the world's best players - two years after breaking the world record to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford from Juventus for £89.3m.

Paul Pogba has never been able to settle down ever since he rejoined Manchester United a couple of seasons ago and every other month there is news that the World Cup victor is on the verge of an exit.

"The only truth is I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain anymore", added Mourinho.

Unsurprisingly, Pogba's comments did not go down particularly well with his Portuguese manager. "When I saw we were coming to the sixth and seventh penalty with Phil Jones and (Eric) Bailly, I knew we were in trouble".


Pogba has been left out of United's squad to play Derby tonight. We don't play again until next season.

Lampard told Sky Sports: "I'm shell-shocked. We are here to attack", Pogba told the media after the match.

"I am the manager, I can make these decisions, no fall-out at all, no problems at all, just one decision that I don't have to explain".

"I don't think he (Sanchez) can warrant a place at the moment when you've got Martial and Rashford who are waiting to play", Wright said.

Moments later, United goalkeeper Sergio Romero saw red for handling another Wilson effort outside the area.

"I am trying to build a group to be successful and nights like this are incredible".

Comments