Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho confirmed he has removed Paul Pogba from Manchester United’s vice-captaincy duty.
The France midfielder was rested for the clash and watched on from the stands. Some reports suggested the pair had another falling out as the Portuguese broke the news to Pogba in front of his team-mates at Carrington on Tuesday.
But Mourinho rebuffed claims of an argument.
When asked if there was a fallout between himself and Pogba, Mourinho told Sky Sports: “The only truth is that I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain anymore.
“But no fall-out. No problems at all. The same person that decides Paul is not second captain anymore was exactly the same person that decides that Paul was the second captain, myself.
“I am the manager, I can make these decisions, no fall-out at all, no problems at all, just one decision that I don’t have to explain.”
Footage from Manchester United’s training ground has captured a menacing exchange between manager Jose Mourinho and unsettled midfielder Paul Pogba.
Manchester United trained this on Wednesday morning following the previous night’s shock defeat to Championship side Derby County in the Carabao Cup.
Footage shows Pogba greeting Manchester United assistant coach Michael Carrick before stopping in his tracks after a comment from Mourinho. Pogba glares at his manager before turning to some members of United’s coaching staff. The pair then appear to have a frosty exchange as a number of Manchester United players look on.