Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba speaks out about value of being a captain after Mourinho row

Not important to Pogba

Paul Pogba has claimed he does not need to be the captain of a side to express his feelings and help the team.

It comes on the back of being stripped of the vice-captaincy at Man United. He was also told that as long as Jose Mourinho remains in charge at the club, he would never wear the armband again.

However, Pogba has noted that he’s never skippered France – and that hasn’t stopped him being a leader.

The Express report he said: “I’ve never played in the France team to be captain, being here is already a big thing for me.

“You don’t have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband.

“As a leader you can talk on the pitch but I’ve seen leaders who didn’t necessarily talk.”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United and Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United walk off the pitch at half time of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 6, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

France joy vs United misery

The situation for Pogba at United is of course a huge contrast to the one with his national side.

France are on the back of winning the World Cup.

After initially being questioned in the opening game of the World Cup, Pogba went on to have a great tournament.


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His time at United has been up and down, with his relationship with Mourinho getting worse as time goes on.

Now, despite Mourinho still being in charge at the club, there are still rumours of huge discontent between the two.

Pogba even admitted the club have banned him from talking to the media.
See also: Manchester United ban Paul Pogba from speaking to media

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