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Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba he will never captain Manchester United again

Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba he will never captain Manchester United again

Paul Pogba's relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to be fractured beyond fix after the Manchester United boss said the French Soccer World Cup star would never captain the side again.

Sky Sports reporter James Cooper was at United's training ground in the morning yesterday, and said he believes the ongoing saga will "play out like a pantomime".

There was still time for United to haul themselves back level and set up a penalty shoot-out, with Marouane Fellaini once again coming to the rescue of his below-par side with a trademark header of his own.

It was reported in the build-up that the Reds boss had told the World Cup victor in front of the squad that he would not captain United again as he did not embody what the club is about.

The understanding between Pogba and Mourinho has continued to deteriorate this season and the £89million star was stripped of vice captaincy duties this week after publicly criticising his manager's tactics following a draw with Wolves in the Premier League last weekend.

The Italian giants are the World Cup winner's first choice, however, Juve would have to sell some of their current players in order to make a deal happen, to balance the books and avoid any issues with Financial Fair Play.

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It marks the latest installment in a series of ding-dong battles between Pogba and Mourinho, with the World Cup victor having seemingly hit out at Mourinho's tactics following the draw with Watford at the weekend. I think teams are scared when they see Man United attacking and attacking.

Who will they get rid of? Pogba, who led the team in three occasions this season in the absence of regular skipper Antonio Valencia, was informed about this move on a night United were knocked out of the League Cup in the first stage on penalties by second-tier Derby County.

I think I need time [to take it all in].

Pogba performed impressively as France won the World Cup this year, scoring in the 4-2 final win over Croatia, but Mourinho forewent a pre-season opportunity to praise his player and pointedly questioned his capacity to focus over the course of a whole campaign. To strip him of the responsibility seems petty, and won't help Pogba play any better.

Mourinho congratulated his former player and the gesture was appreciated.


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