Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he has “no problem” with Paul Pogba despite telling the midfielder he will not captain the club again.
Mourinho told Pogba he is no longer United’s “second captain”, reportedly because of concerns about his attitude.
“The only truth is that I made the decision for him not to be second captain any more but there is no fallout, no problem,” Mourinho said.
“I am the manager I can make these decisions.”
Speaking on Sky Sports he added: “No fallout at all, no problem at all, just a decision that I don’t have to explain.”
World Cup winner Pogba, 25, was told of the decision in the build-up to Tuesday’s Carabao Cup exit to Derby.
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