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Jose Mourinho 'strips Paul Pogba of Manchester United captaincy'

Mourinho 'strips Pogba of captaincy'
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly tells Paul Pogba that he will never captain the team again during his tenure at Old Trafford.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly told Paul Pogba that he will not captain the team again during his tenure at Old Trafford.

Pogba has been handed the armband on three occasions already this season when club captain Antonio Valencia has been absent, most recently in a man-of-the-match display against Young Boys in the Champions League last week.

However, ESPN reports that the division between Pogba and Mourinho has deepened to such an extent that the manager will no longer consider the World Cup winner as a candidate for the captaincy.

The relationship between Pogba and Mourinho has been under scrutiny for a number of months, and Mourinho's latest action - carried out at Carrington today - is understood to be designed to underline his authority at the club.

The Portuguese is thought to have been angered by comments made by Pogba after various matches already this season, including the midfielder's call for the team to attack more following their 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

Saturday's result has left United already eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool after only six games of the new campaign.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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