Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he doesn’t have any problem with Paul Pogba despite depriving him of the deputy captain role at Old Trafford.
Pogba was omitted from United squad as the Red Devils were knocked out of the English Football League Cup in a penalty shoot-out to Derby County.
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The France international, who watched the game from the stands, is being accused by Mourinho to have criticised his tactics in media.
The former Chelsea boss is said to be furious with Pogba’s attitude and has confirmed that we’ll never see the French midfielder again as United vice-captain.
“The only truth is that I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain anymore,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“But no fall-out. No problems at all.”
“The same person that decides Paul is not the second captain anymore was exactly the same person that decides that Paul was the second captain, myself.”
“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.”
Pogba, whose position at Old Trafford is now in serious doubt, is believed to be interested in Juventus return in January.