The reason Jose Mourinho has stripped Paul Pogba of captaincy duties

Derby County players celebrate after earning a famous win at Old Trafford

Derby County players celebrate after earning a famous win at Old Trafford

Mourinho's decision to tell Pogba that he would never again be captain of United after his performance on Saturday and the comments that followed it was a move that will echo through the season.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Paul Pogba will no longer be considered for the Manchester United captaincy.

And their start to the new campaign got even worse after losing on penalties at home to Derby in the third-round of the Carabao Cup.

Pogba had been United's stand-in captain for three games when regular skipper Antonio Valencia was missing and Ashley Young was named captain for the Derby game at Old Trafford. "I'm just a proud manager". I know I lost the ball (for their goal).

No. The only truth is that I made the decision of Pogba not to be the second-captain anymore.

"You want me to say we play a phenomenal match?"

"Everyone at the club is working tirelessly to add to Manchester United's 66 and Jose's 25 trophies", Woodward said.

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard left struggles with Derby County's Bradley Johnson
AP Manchester United's Jesse Lingard left struggles with Derby County's Bradley Johnson

The World Cup victor told the club he wanted to join Barcelona over the summer and his outburst after the 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday - where he criticised Mourinho's tactics - proved to be the final straw for the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager.

Fifteen players put their penalties away, as Derby led 8-7, with United having a chance to keep the shootout going.

But just as it looked Lampard was on the verge of celebrating his biggest managerial win to date, substitute Marouane Fellaini did what he does best by heading home at the far post deep into stoppage time to take the game to penalties.

But the apprentice's victory over his teacher was a painful blow to Mourinho, who has endured a troubled time since the end of last season and had to watch as Lampard danced jubilantly with his players on the pitch.

But Harry Wilson equalized with a free kick in the 59th and United's problems deepened when goalkeeper Romero was sent off in the 67th for handling outside the box.

Wilson, a Wales worldwide, has only made one competitive first-team outing for Liverpool - a substitute appearance in an FA Cup replay at Plymouth Argyle in 2017 - but sources say the Merseyside club believe he is right on course in his development.