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Manchester United players side with Jose Mourinho in Paul Pogba row?

United players side with Mourinho in Pogba row?
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A report suggests that Manchester United's players are happy with Jose Mourinho's decision to take vice-captaincy duties away from Paul Pogba.

Manchester United's players are reportedly happy with manager Jose Mourinho's decision to strip Paul Pogba of the vice-captaincy.

The Portuguese confirmed after the Red Devils' shock EFL Cup exit on Tuesday night that the midfielder will no longer be considered for leadership duties.

Pogba watched on from the stands as United lost on penalties to Derby County following a 2-2 draw in normal time, three days on from questioning his manager's tactics.

Mourinho is said to have hit out at the France international in the dressing room in the aftermath of United's draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, deepening the rift between the two men.

The Times suggests that United's players have sided with Mourinho in the row, as they feel that the ex-Chelsea boss has valid reasons behind his decision to take Pogba off "second captain" duties.

A separate report claims that Pogba will push for a move to Barcelona in the New Year, but the Catalan club have been told to hand over more than £200m.


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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton156542117423
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
13Watford156271821-320
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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