Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been stripped off the vice-captain role following Jose Mourinho’s admission, but the manager went on to deny that there is no row between them.
There were rumors circulating that Pogba had been stripped off the vice-captaincy before the third round Carabao Cup clash against Derby County. It had also been reported that Jose Mourinho was unhappy with the French man following the frustrating 1-1 draw to Wolverhampton Wanderers over the weekend. The two are said to have had a burst up after the game.
Mourinho confirmed that Pogba will no longer be the vice-captain at United but refuted any claims of a rift, “The only truth is that I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain any more but no fall-out, no problems at all. The same person that decides that Paul is not the second captain anymore is the same person who 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 captained Manchester United thrice against Leicester City, Brighton and Hove Albion and in the Champions League against Young Boys in the absence of Antonio Valencia. Pogba sat out the game as he was omitted from the squad to face Derby County.