Manchester United set Paul Pogba asking price

Brunilde Fioravanti
Settembre 26, 2018

Jose Mourinho conceded he saw trouble coming when Manchester United got to Phil Jones in their 8-7 penalty shoot-out defeat to Derby County in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

Paul Pogba was this week stripped of the vice captaincy after comments he made about José Mourinho's tactics.

While this further fractured the relationship between manager and Pogba, it is understood that the executive have no intention of asking Mourinho to reconsider the decision.

Pogba captained United on three occasions this season, all when club captain Antonio Valencia was absent.

The England global stepped up after a slew of brilliant penalties had been scored but saw his tame effort saved by Scott Carson, who guessed right.

He told reporters: "I'm not the manager, I can not, like, say that but ... obviously, we should show more option of playing but I can not say that because I'm a player", Pogba said.

The only truth is that I made the decision of Pogba not to be the second captain anymore.

"I don't think so", Mourinho said.

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard left struggles with Derby County's Bradley Johnson
AP Manchester United's Jesse Lingard left struggles with Derby County's Bradley Johnson

It was a tense end to the game but Derby kept their cool, scoring all of their spotkicks in front of United's fans in the Stretford End.

The United manager has been angered by Pogba's post-match comments and his performance in the 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"We had situations to kill it, we didn't and at halftime, I repeated basically the same words I repeated in the last match that their dressing room was for sure a dressing room with belief because the result was open and they were playing quite well".

"We are committed to our philosophy of blending top academy graduates with world-class players and are proud that, once again, last season we had more academy graduate minutes on the pitch than any other Premier League club".

Lampard's side were rewarded for their enterprising play in the 59th minute when on-loan Liverpool winger Wilson powered a fine free-kick past Romero. Marouane Fellaini came to United's rescue in the fifth minute of stoppage time with an equalizer.

"It happened that we didn't score when we could in the first half", he said.

The Clarets went in front through Kevin Long, but Burton reached the fourth round for the first time in their history as Liam Boyce levelled before Jamie Allen poked home the victor.

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