Jose Mourinho confirmed Paul Pogba has been stripped of the vice-captaincy at Manchester United, but insists they have not fallen out.
Reports began to circulate prior to United’s disappointing 8-7 penalty shoot-out defeat to Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday that Pogba – who was rested – had been relieved of the role.
Pogba was slammed by his manager during training and told he would never wear the captain’s armband again, as he did not have the right temperament for the job.
But the midfielder has made several comments which some have considered to be veiled digs at Mourinho this season, the latest coming following the 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday, and the Portuguese confirmed reports of the change after the Derby clash.
He told Sky Sports: “The only truth is that I made the decision of Pogba not to be the second captain anymore. [There was] no fall out.
“The person who made the decision to be second captain was also me. It’s just one decision which I don’t have to explain.”