Paul Pogba: 'You do not have to be captain to speak'

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

Paul Pogba insists that he's still "hungry" after France's World Cup win and admits there are areas of his game he must work on at Manchester United.

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has criticised compatriot Paul Pogba for putting pressure on manager Jose Mourinho after claiming that his side should attack more following their 1-1 draw with Wolves.

And the former Juventus midfielder, who has scored twice and provided two assists in eight top-flight outings, said he has found it harder to motivate himself, having won the biggest prize of all in Russian Federation. "I'd like to do that".

Despite taking on a key leadership role at the World Cup, a growing rift between Pogba and Mourinho saw the France global stripped of the United vice-captaincy last month.

'For example, Pirlo is a leader, but he will not speak a lot in the dressing room.

That said, Zlatan remains convinced that Mourinho has the ability to improve this team, calling on players to do more.

"I think he (Pogba) has done it on goal, and I don't think that is right", said Saha.

"You do not have to be a captain to speak".

"For me, a leader isn't someone who wears something on his arm, who puts on the captain's armband".

The Manchester United midfielder and World Cup victor is one of the biggest names and most outspoken figures in the French global set-up.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have each won five times in a decade-long stranglehold on the honour with Zinedine Zidane the last French victor after their last World Cup triumph in 1998.

Pogba was the star performer in the second half, setting up a goal and putting in an all round display.

The notion that United are heading in a tangible forward direction under Mourinho - or even just slightly improved since, say, the Europa League final in May 2017 - is pure nonsense, I'm afraid. "This is his third year, the players know more and more the way he wants to play and how he wants it - so I believe, yes". They gave me confidence as well.

The victor, which will be voted for by a global panel of 176 football journalists, will be announced on December 3.

Recommended News

  • Global stocks tumble after Trump 'crazy' Fed comment

    Global stocks tumble after Trump 'crazy' Fed comment

    Some of his former advisers said they believed Trump's criticisms of the central bank were warranted. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 831 points Wednesday, an approximately 3.15 percent drop.
    10 common signs of mental illness to watch out for

    10 common signs of mental illness to watch out for

    The focus of this year's mental health day is on children and adolescents especially within the war-torn areas. WHO, in its recommendations, called for the integration of mental health into primary healthcare.
    Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout

    Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout

    Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Saturday and will take part at a second ceremony at the White House later. McConnell said he doesn't agree and pointed to the fact that Murkowski had won re-election as a write-in candidate in 2010.
  • Saudi officials must prove claims about missing journalist: Erdogan

    Saudi officials must prove claims about missing journalist: Erdogan

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg News last week that Mr Khashoggi had left the building shortly after entering it.

    At Least 6 Dead in Torrential Flooding in Spain’s Mallorca Island

    Witnesses said a dry creek overflowed, creating a strong current of water and mud that buried cars and tore down trees. A previous version of this story corrected the spelling of the town to Sant Llorenc, not Sant Lorrenc.
    ‘Unprecedented’ Hurricane Michael Could Make History Hitting Florida Panhandle as Category 4

    ‘Unprecedented’ Hurricane Michael Could Make History Hitting Florida Panhandle as Category 4

    According to the Associated Press , six people were killed in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador. They took turns to singing the wood covering the bar's windows already marked with "Rock Me Hurricane 2018".
  • Hurricane Michael threatens Florida with 150mph winds

    Hurricane Michael threatens Florida with 150mph winds

    Even as Michael moved farther inland, it continued to pack maximum sustained winds of up to 225kmh and has a well-defined eye. About eight inches of rain is expect to drench the Carolinas while a foot (30 cm) of rain has been forecast for Florida.

    World’s first smartphone with a quad camera setup on the back

    That being said, look past the Galaxy A9 (2018)'s four rear cameras and you actually get a decent mid-range smartphone. For its size, the Galaxy A9 sports a generous 3,800mAh battery and is running Samsung's custom UI.
    Market Outlook: China cuts reserve requirements

    Market Outlook: China cuts reserve requirements

    There is room for further reductions and I expect another 1 percentage point cut by the year-end,"Mr. It was off 0.9 percent on Monday morning.
  • Jimmy Butler verbally challenged team at practice

    Jimmy Butler verbally challenged team at practice

    While the Butler saga seems to be dragging on, it's only been three weeks, as one GM pointed out to AmicoHoops. According to ESPN , the Wolves were close to a Butler trade with the Heat this weekend, but it fell apart.

    The Walking Dead Returns With Series-Low Season Premiere

    That is the lowest rating in adults 18-49 since the show began, with the previous low being a 2.7 for the series premiere. To be fair, it's still one of the biggest shows on television, behind only This Is Us in key demo ratings.
    West Indies all out for 181, India enforce follow-on

    West Indies all out for 181, India enforce follow-on

    Cricket West Indies already started their selection process and has shortlisted the list of 25 players. Kohli got to his hundred in his 123rd innings with a boundary off leg-spinner Bishoo.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.