Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba

Manchester United's Paul Pogba

In fact, the manager had a talk with the French midfielder during half-time about what he should do and it was Paul Pogba who suggested that he goes in defence so that the manager can bring in Marouane Fellaini.

The France global, who took on the captaincy role in the absence of Antonio Valencia, has publicly questioned Mourinho's tactics and even argued with the United boss in front of television cameras during a training session last month. "For us, it was the best trophy you can win as a footballer".

Prior to the World Cup, Pogba had stated his ambition of stepping up his role within the France squad, and he was credited by teammates with having given a number of inspirational dressing room speeches during Les Bleus' summer triumph.

"I've never played in the France team to be captain, being here is already a big thing for me", he said.


"I think he (Pogba) has done it on goal, and I don't think that is right", said Saha. "You don't have to be captain to speak". "You don't have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband". Myself. I am the manager, I can make these decisions.

The Manchester United midfielder and World Cup victor is one of the biggest names and most outspoken figures in the French global set-up.

Mourinho said at the time: '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. They gave me confidence as well.

The victor, which will be voted for by a global panel of 176 football journalists, will be announced on December 3.

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