Paul Pogba speaks out after Jose Mourinho stripped him of vice-captaincy

The best replacement for Mourinho might be someone the betting markets aren’t even considering

The best replacement for Mourinho might be someone the betting markets aren’t even considering

"I think he (Pogba) has done it on objective, and I don't think that is right", Saha, 40, said."It's the wrong communication, it puts pressure on the manager. with those talks you should do it in the dressing room with your manager".

While he has been told by United not to speak to the UK media for the foreseeable future, the midfielder has spoken to the French media while he was away on worldwide duty and was asked whether he had an ambition to lead the France team.

"With my age, 25 years old, I'm between the two sets of players, the oldest and the youngest". It puts pressure on the manager.

Mourinho said at the time: 'The only truth is that I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain any more but no fall-out, no problems at all.

"I can't pick out one of them. That allows me to relay messages and have the chance to be heard", he said.

"Now say nothing, play football and walk out - that's my advice for Paul Pogba". "I was the go-between you could say". Very bad defensive errors, including some amateur mistakes on a throw-in that led to Ayoze Perez running free at the back line, had gifted Newcastle a two-goal lead at Old Trafford.

He said the France captaincy was not one of his main goals.

"However, I'll never comment on relationships between players and coaches", Deschamps told Italian newspaper, Gazzetta Dello Sport on Wednesday. "You don't have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband".

'As a leader you can talk on the pitch but I've seen leaders who didn't necessarily talk'.

Do you think Pogba is a natural leader?