Pogba: I Don't Need An Armband To Speak

Posted October 11, 2018

"When I see how Paul behaves towards his current club situation some may say that he's done everything he could mentally and when it comes to his individual performances to help the club", noted the Les Bleus tactician, who was quick to add. It puts pressure on the manager.

"I couldn't have done it without them. I'm adapting. That's a bit different for me but very nice", he said.

Pogba made his France debut in 2013, and has racked up 62 caps while appearing at three major tournaments.

While several fans, players, and even football pundits have opined that the Old Trafford club must part ways with the underperforming manager, a few notable figures, such as club legend Wayne Rooney and ex-boss David Moyes, have spoken in support of Mourinho.

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It has emerged why former Premier League champions, Manchester United missed out on signing Inter Milan star, Ivan Perisic during last two summer's transfer window. "This is my opinion and I would have said that to him, I would say 'No, that's not something to say because you are not the manager'".

Pogba believes being in the World Cup-winning France team is in itself a big achievement and he never plays to get the armband.

"During a season, you can have a big match then a smaller match, then one even smaller, then you can lose your focus, you can lose your concentration, then comes a big match again", Mourinho was quoted as saying after watching France triumph in Russian Federation.

That said, Zlatan remains convinced that Mourinho has the ability to improve this team, calling on players to do more. "You don't have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband". "Whether it be "Grizou" [Antoine Griezmann], Kylian [Mbappe] or Raph [Varane], they deserve it a lot more than me. But I hope with all my heart that it's one of the four, because there is [also] NG [N'Golo Kante]".

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