Jose Mourinho Desperate For January Signing

Paul Pogba of Manchester United has had a very public falling out with manager Jose Mourinho

Paul Pogba of Manchester United has had a very public falling out with manager Jose Mourinho

Pogba has reportedly fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho on various occasions this season, and that has coincided with a slow start to the season for United, who are eighth in the table, seven points off leaders Manchester City.

Hugo Lloris lifted the trophy in Moscow in mid-July as Didier Deschamps' captain, and Pogba said he would continue being an influential figure in the squad even if he never replaced the Tottenham goalkeeper.

Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season.

"It really pleased me to hear Adil say that", Pogba told AFP. "It's the squad that put me in that position, who gave me the freedom to express myself, and gave me the confidence to".

"I couldn't have done it without them".

"With my age, 25 years old, I'm between the two sets of players, the oldest and the youngest", he added.

The World Cup holders take on the likes of Iceland (October 11) and Germany (October 16) in the next few days before the players return to their respective clubs.

Pogba believes being in the World Cup-winning France team is in itself a big achievement and he never plays to get the armband. Yes, I think there are things that should not be done from the players' side and from the manager and above.

'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'. He will be there on the pitch and show you the way.

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.