Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has escalated the war with wantaway star, Paul Pogba after confirming that he stripped the Frenchman of the Vice Captaincy.
The World Cup winner had been used as the captain of the squad in the absence of the injured Antonio Valencia
The two have been at war with Barcelona said to want to purchase the World Cup Winner and there have been comments and counter comments about the two.
Mourinho was even said to have stated that Pogba would never wear the armband again as he doesn’t have the right attitude to be a captain.
When asked if he had stripped Pogba of the Vice Captaincy and if this meant that the two are on bad terms Mourinho said:
“The only truth is that I made the decision of Pogba not to be the second captain anymore. [There was] no fall out.
“The person who made the decision to be second captain was also me. It’s just one decision which I don’t have to explain.”
Mourinho also stated that he knew his side was in trouble when Jones stepped up to take the penalty in the Red Devils’ shock defeat to Derby County.
The last season’s runners-up fell to a disappointing 8-7 penalty loss following a 2-2 draw in the Carabao cup.
“I repeated what I said in the last match, that their [the opponent’s] dressing room was one with belief, because it [the match] was open and they played quite well,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“We needed to go and kill the game, which we didn’t. We couldn’t be dominant in the beginning of the second half and only after the equaliser we had that reaction, which I don’t like.”
Mourinho added: “I prefer to be proactive, but then we go for it only after the 1-1 and after the red card we are in a little difficulty.
“With one less [player] there was a reaction of pride, of a group that didn’t want to lose and tried until the last second.
“Then penalties come and someone has to miss. When I saw [the penalties] going after the sixth, seventh [takers], I knew that we were going to be in trouble with Jones, with Eric. I knew we’d be in trouble again.”