Mourinho skips press conference, insists 'no fallout' between him and Pogba

Mourinho skips press conference, insists 'no fallout' between him and Pogba

Mourinho skips press conference, insists 'no fallout' between him and Pogba

José Mourinho has told Paul Pogba that he will never captain Manchester United again, according to reports.

Before the match it felt nearly as though the game itself was secondary given the pre-game revelation that Mourinho had told Pogba he will never captain the club again following the midfielder's claim that United ought to be a far more attacking outfit in home games than they were in Saturday's Premier League draw with Wolves.

Pogba's latest comments on Monday saw him question Mourinho's tactics, as he implored United to "attack, attack, attack" when playing at home, though he is adamant his remarks were misrepresented.

Mourinho refused to reveal the reasoning behind his decision and insisted that there had still been no fallout between himself and Pogba, despite their relationship coming under intense scrutiny both last season and so far this term.

However, he was also at fault when losing possession for Wolves' equaliser that left United already eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool after six games.

The Portuguese is said to have told the French midfielder in front of his team-mates at training at Carrington on Tuesday.

"When we're at home we should attack, attack, attack".

"I think teams are scared when they see Manchester United attacking and attacking". We had the personality to take penalties and play the way we did. "That was our mistake".

United were eliminated from the EFL Cup on Tuesday night by Frank Lampard's second-tier Derby County at Old Trafford, with Pogba watching on from the stands.

That speculation is unlikely to die down as long as Mourinho, who signed a extended contract until 2020 earlier this year, remains in charge.

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