Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho aren’t really seeing eye-to-eye at the moment, that much is obvious.
Rumours swirled suggesting that the self-proclaimed Special One told the Frenchman he was no longer a captain. No doubt that irked the 25-year-old, but I had no problem with the decision. Pogba isn’t a leader. He’s no Roy Keane, that’s for sure.
Anyway, as you’d imagine, the press were all over Mourinho in the post-match press conference following the awful loss to Derby County. Pogba was the main topic of conversation. the ex-Chelsea manager confirmed that the midfielder was no longer captain – although he dismissed talk of a fallout.
“No, the only truth is that I made a decision that Paul is not the second captain anymore. No fallout, just a decision that I can make, I’m the manager and I’ve made the decision.” Journalist Chris Winterburn quotes Mourinho as saying.
I find it extremely hard to believe that there is no fallout. Why else would he take the captaincy off him? Mourinho also gave us no real explanation as to why. It’s not ‘just a decision’…
There is obviously more than meets the eye. Sure, Pogba didn’t cover himself in glory against Wolverhampton Wanderers, nor were his comments regarding attacking necessary, but there is an issue there. I get the feeling that one will leave Old Trafford in the not too distant future.
With player-power being as high as I’ve ever seen it, I know who my money will go on…