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Mourinho tells Manchester United squad Paul Pogba will never captain club again

Mourinho tells Manchester United squad Paul Pogba will never captain club again

"José Mourinho told the players that Paul Pogba will not be the captain because he doesn't represent what a captain is and Manchester United is bigger than anyone", a Carrington source said, as per The Times.

Mourinho also confirmed Pogba has been stripped of the United vice-captaincy after criticising the Portuguese's tactics in a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves on Saturday.

Pogba was seen in the Old Trafford stands with fellow United players during the match.

The France worldwide captained the side in the Premier League openers against Leicester and Brighton in the absence of Antonio Valencia, just as he did in last week's Champions League win at Young Boys. "Just one decision which I don't have to explain".

Mourinho has stamped down his authority by informing Pogba that he will never wear the armband for United under his reign.

Phil Jones finally missed from the spot after 15 successful penalties in a high quality shootout.




The visitors made the man advantage count when Jack Mariott headed home five minutes from time, but Marouane Fellaini looked to have saved Mourinho's blushes with a towering header deep into stoppage time. "I don't blame a player missing in penalties because I knew if it went in the direction".

Speaking to reporters after the game, Pogba called for United to "attack, attack, attack" when they play at Old Trafford.

However, Wilson pulled the Rams level with a stunning free-kick on 59 minutes before Romero saw red for a handball outside the box.

"I don't think he (Sanchez) can warrant a place at the moment when you've got Martial and Rashford who are waiting to play", Wright said.

"I am trying to build a group to be successful and nights like this are incredible".