Pogba says he doesn’t need armband to be leader

Arnold Nichols
October 11, 2018

'You don't have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband.

France and Manchester United star Paul Pogba believes he did not focus on his game after claiming the summer World Cup trophy with the Les Bleus in Russian Federation just like club boss Jose Mourinho predicted.

The manager made a few tactical adjustments, which included both Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic playing in a back three.

Paul Pogba has taken advantage of time away from Jose Mourinho and Manchester United by getting a fresh haircut, called the "Pogflash", while on worldwide duty for France.

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"I've never played in the France team to be captain, being here is already a big thing for me", he said, according to the Daily Mirror. "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 need to be even more decisive, to score more goals, ' he said. They gave me confidence as well.

"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". "That allows me to relay messages and have the chance to be heard", he said.

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

The tall midfielder, said to be unsettled and chasing a move to Barcelona after being at loggerheads with manager Mourinho for the past year, has once again shown when it comes to being flashy on and off the pitch, there are few who can match him.

It is no secret Mourinho is struggling to reassert his authority on some members of the squad, with sources telling ESPN FC last month many senior players have grown angry and frustrated with the manager due to his treatment of teammates, tactical decisions and negative demeanour around the training ground.

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